Flashcards in Ulcerative Colitis Deck (7)
What is the cause of the disease?
What is the pathophysiology?
Inflammatory bowel diswase affecting the large intestine/rectum
What are the signs or complaints from clients?
Abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea (20 stools/day), nausea/vomiting, weight loss
How is ulcerative colitis diagnosed?
What are the treatments?
Corticosteriods to reduce inflammation, removal of large intestine, removal of large intestine and rectum
What will the client need after surgery?