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Classification and external resources

Proctocolitis is a general term for inflammation of the rectum and colon.[1]


Proctocolitis has many possible causes. Common infectious causes of proctocolitis include Chlamydia trachomatis, LGV (Lymphogranuloma Venereum), Neisseria gonorrhoeae, HSV, and Helicobacter species. It can also be idiopathic (see colitis), vascular (as in ischemic colitis), or autoimmune (as in inflammatory bowel disease).

Treatment for infectious proctocolitis[edit]

Antibiotics, such as ceftriaxone and doxycycline.

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