Acute Proctitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 09, 2018
  • Author: Lisandro Irizarry, MD, MBA, MPH, FACEP; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is acute proctitis?

What is the pathophysiology of acute proctitis?

What causes acute proctitis?

What is the prevalence of acute proctitis?

What is the prognosis of acute proctitis?

What are the possible complications of acute proctitis?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of acute proctitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of idiopathic proctitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of infectious proctitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of radiation-induced proctitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of acute proctitis?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Acute Proctitis?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of acute proctitis?

What is the role of proctosigmoidoscopy in the workup of acute proctitis?

What is the role of biopsy in the workup of acute proctitis?

What is the role of colonoscopy in the workup of acute proctitis?

What is the role of barium studies in the workup of acute proctitis?

Treatment

What is included in discharge instructions for acute proctitis?

How is acute proctitis treated?

What is the role of maintenance therapy for idiopathic proctitis?

How is the progression of radiation proctitis prevented?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with acute proctitis?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of acute proctitis?

Which medications in the drug class Urinary analgesics are used in the treatment of Acute Proctitis?

Which medications in the drug class Chemoprotective agent are used in the treatment of Acute Proctitis?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Acute Proctitis?

Which medications in the drug class Antivirals are used in the treatment of Acute Proctitis?

Which medications in the drug class Rectal anti-inflammatory agents are used in the treatment of Acute Proctitis?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Acute Proctitis?