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Evaluation of acute proctitis


, : Evaluation of acute proctitis. JAMA 244(4): 358-359

Acute proctitis is a nonspecific disease secondary to many specific causes. These include ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, enteric infections, venereal disease, antibiotics, ischemia, and radiation therapy. Clinicians should avoid making a diagnosis until appropriate tests such as sigmoidoscopy, rectal biopsy, and stool analysis have been done.


Accession: 005395934

PMID: 7392128

DOI: 10.1001/jama.1980.03310040040024

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