What is the pathophysiology of ischemic colitis?

Updated: Oct 02, 2017
  • Author: David A Piccoli, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Ischemic colitis is a form of vasculitis that results from inflammation and ischemia of colonic mucosa, which causes rectal bleeding and abdominal pain. This form of colitis is common in Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), which is considered one of the collagen-vascular diseases.


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