What are the watershed zones in the bowel?
(At the distal end of an arteries supply)
What possible consequences of ischaemic bowel?
Perforation and peritonitis due to leakage of bacteria into peritoneal cavity
What is the rash that occurs in coeliacs?
What are some causes of fulminant colitis?
Infectious - amoebic
- C. diff
What are the main risk factors for Clostridium difficile colitis?
Broad spectrum antibiotics
What are risk factors for ischaemic bowel?
Vasculopathy - atherosclerosis
AF, ventricular aneurysms
What are the causes of bowel ischaemia?
Adhesions - causes external compression of veins
Which bacteria can invade and cause systemic symptoms in infective gastroenteritis
What are some possible complications of coeliacs?
What is the most common vessel involved in ischaemic bowel?
What is fulminant colitis?
Systemic illness causesd by colitis
The patient is at risk of dying without colon removed
What biomakers are used for coeliacs disease?
IgA anti tissue transglutaminase ab
IgA endomysial ab