Accession Number : ADA565845


Title :   Ischemic Colitis in an Endurance Runner


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : WOMACK ARMY MEDICAL CENTER FORT BRAGG NC


Personal Author(s) : Grames, Chase ; Berry-caban, Cristobal S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a565845.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : A 20-year-old female running the Marine Corps Marathon developed diarrhea at mile 12. After finishing the race she noted that she was covered in bloody stool. A local emergency department suspected ischemic colitis. After discharge, her primary care physician instructed her to discontinue the use of all nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Her symptoms resolved and she returned to running without any complications. This paper describes the pathophysiology, diagnostic approach, and management options.


Descriptors :   *COLITIS , *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE) , *DIARRHEA , *ENDURANCE(PHYSIOLOGY) , *ISCHEMIA , BLOOD VOLUME , DRUGS , EMERGENCIES , MARINE CORPS , PHYSICIANS , SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE