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Megacolon, Toxic MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Megacolon, Toxic
Tree Number(s)
C06.405.469.158.701.591
Unique ID
D008532
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008532
Scope Note
An acute form of MEGACOLON, severe pathological dilatation of the COLON. It is associated with clinical conditions such as ULCERATIVE COLITIS; CROHN DISEASE; AMEBIC DYSENTERY; or CLOSTRIDIUM ENTEROCOLITIS.
Entry Version
MEGACOLON TOX
Entry Term(s)
Toxic Megacolon
NLM Classification #
WI 528
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under COLITIS, ULCERATIVE 1967-90
Online Note
use COLITIS, ULCERATIVE to search MEGACOLON, TOXIC 1966-74
History Note
91(75)(64-66); was see under COLITIS, ULCERATIVE 1964-90 (Prov 1964-66)
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2003/07/09
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