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890 Possible Causes for Hypokalemia, Shock, Ulcerative Colitis

  • Clostridium Difficile

    This case provides the first report of a young healthy child presenting in septic shock from Clostridium difficile colitis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We present a case of a patient with ulcerative colitis and recurrent CD infection successfully treated with FT.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Although metronidazole was initiated, she developed altered mental status and septic shock.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diarrhea

    After admission, the patient suffered from hematemesis, hematochezia, ascites, anuria, and kidney failure, and he developed shock.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The diarrhea resulted in hypokalemia and sodium depletion that made her dependent on twice weekly intravenous fluid and electrolyte infusions.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This occurs with inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, and several infections. What Causes Diarrhea?[web.archive.org]

  • Amebiasis

    The pain may frequently be associated with nausea and vomiting, abdominal distention, fever and signs of shock.[en.wikipedia.org] Additional clinical findings included hematochezia without diarrhea (four patients), dysentery with appendicitis (one patient), exacerbation of ulcerative colitis (two patients[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Sporadic cases may be mistakenly diagnosed as ulcerative colitis and inappropriately treated with steroids. (3) Foci of endemic amebiasis continue to exist in the United States[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Gastroenteritis

    […] resolution of features of shock at 8 and 24 hours.[wellcomeopenresearch.org] It is known that these patients are more susceptible to hypokalemia than normal individuals.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Common causes include ulcerative colitis, Crohn disease, microscopic colitis, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and bile acid malabsorption.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Small Bowel Obstruction

    Fever Severe/continuous pain Hematemesis Shock Gas in bowel wall/portal vein Abdominal free air Peritoneal signs Acidosis (lactic acidosis) What are the clinical parameters[quizlet.com] Kittaka7 found the I-FABP level is elevated in strangulated small bowel obstruction and Wiercinska-Drapalo suggested a high level of I-FABP in ulcerative colitis,18 the two[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Colitis can cause strictures or narrowing in the bowel which can cause obstructions Impacted stool Infection Diverticulitis Non-mechanical obstruction A non-mechanical obstruction[bladderandbowel.org]

  • Toxic Megacolon

    Fluid and electrolyte replacement help to prevent dehydration and shock.[en.wikipedia.org] […] procedures that increase colon trauma, such as barium enema and colonoscopy; medications that decrease gastrointestinal motility; and electrolyte imbalances, especially hypokalemia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Infliximab has been tried in patients with severe steroid-refractory ulcerative colitis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Peritonitis

    Abstract The authors treated a patient for what appears to be the first reported occurrence of acute peritonitis and salpingitis associated with streptococcal toxic shock[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Leukocytosis, hypokalemia, hypernatremia, and acidosis may be present, but they are not specific findings.[en.wikipedia.org] Usually, this is a complication of appendicitis, diverticulitis, peptic ulcer, ulcerative colitis, strangulated obstruction, abdominal neoplasm, or a stab wound.[healthcentral.com]

  • Intravenous Hyperalimentation

    Ten minutespostinjection, he developed shock, bradycardia andapnoea. He was successfully resuscitated.[docslide.us] Hypophosphatemia, hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, body-fluid disturbances, vitamin deficiencies such as thiamine, cardiac arrhythmias, and congestive heart failure may result[helpher.org] Sulphasalazine has been the mainstay of medical therapy in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease of the colon.[books.google.com]

  • Pseudomembranous Colitis

    Both cases rapidly developed shock and blood pressure was uncontrollable except with the use of pressor agents.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] If the condition isn't successfully treated at the time of diagnosis, a number of complications can develop, including : Abnormally low levels of potassium in your blood (hypokalemia[knowyourdisease.com] A sigmoidoscopy and biopsies demonstrated mucosal ulcerative colitis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Pancreatitis

    Emergency physicians should consider this diagnosis in acute pancreatitis as a possible cause of hypovolemic shock and anatomic course of the IMV and prevent fulminant shock[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] E) Correct Electrolyte Abnormalities if present: Hypocalcemia: Calcium gluconate 10%: 10 mL IV over 15–20 min Hypokalemia: KCl 10 mEq/h IV over 1 hr Hypomagnesemia (alcohol[epomedicine.com] , tumors; ingestion of iron or bismuth Maroon stool: intestinal bleeding due to ulcers, tumors, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis Clay-colored stool: lack of bile due to[medicinenet.com]

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