When is surgical intervention indicated in the treatment of amebic colitis?

Updated: Jul 19, 2019
  • Author: Vinod K Dhawan, MD, FACP, FRCPC, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Surgical intervention is required for acute abdomen that is due to any of the following [75] :

  • Perforated amebic colitis

  • Massive GI bleeding

  • Toxic megacolon (rare and typically associated with the use of corticosteroids)


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