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  • colitis-X is a fatal form of acute colitis in horses, with severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, shock and dehydration, and near 100% mortality in less than 24 hours?

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Question 1: In horses, the fulminant colitis known as ________ usually results in death within 24 hours.
Colitis-XGut floraClostridium difficilePseudomembranous colitis

Question 2: Signs seen on colonoscopy include: colonic mucosal erythema (redness of the inner surface of the colon), ulcers, ________.
BleedingPurpuraBruiseGastrointestinal bleeding

Question 3: In addition to the diarrhea, fever, and ________ seen in colitis, the patient has severe abdominal pain and presents a clinical picture similar to that of septicemia, where shock is present.
Aplastic anemiaIron deficiency anemiaAnemiaPernicious anemia

Question 4: Symptoms suggestive of colitis are worked-up by obtaining the ________, a physical examination and laboratory tests (CBC, electrolytes, stool culture and sensitivity, stool ova and parasites et cetera).
Medical diagnosisPast medical historyMedical historyMental status examination

Question 5: Enterohemorrhagic colitis may be caused by Shiga toxin in Shigella dysenteriae or Shigatoxigenic group of ________ (STEC), which includes serotype O157:H7 and other enterohemorrhagic E. coli.
Pseudomonas aeruginosaHelicobacter pyloriEscherichia coliPathogenic bacteria

Question 6: In medicine, colitis (pl. colitides) refers to an ________ of the colon and is often used to describe an inflammation of the large intestine (colon, cecum and rectum).
MeningitisLeukocyte extravasationVasculitisInflammation

Question 7: The context is clear; for example, an individual with ________ is talking about their disease with a physician that knows the diagnosis.
Ulcerative colitisCoeliac diseaseCrohn's diseaseColorectal cancer

Question 8:
  • Ulcerative colitis - a chronic colitis that affects the large intestine.
    Coeliac diseaseUlcerative colitisCrohn's diseaseColorectal cancer

Question 9: Signs may include: abdominal tenderness, weight loss, changes in bowel habits (increased frequency), ________, bleeding (overt or occult)/bloody stools, diarrhea and distension.
FeverInfluenza-like illnessFatigue (medical)Headache

Question 10:
Colorectal cancerCrohn's diseaseInflammatory bowel diseaseUlcerative colitis


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