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Korean J Gastrointest Endosc. 2008 Dec;37(6):453-458. Korean. Case Report.
Park J , Han KH , Kim YD , Jeong WJ , Kang GH , Cheon GJ .
Department of Internal Medicine, Gangeung Asan Hospital, Ulsan University College of Medicine, Gangneung, Korea. gi@gnah.co.kr
Department of Pathology, Gangeung Asan Hospital, Ulsan University College of Medicine, Gangneung, Korea.
Abstract

Acute diarrhea is caused by many situations such as infections, drugs, autoimmune diseases, immunodeficiency, ischemia and toxins. In addition, enema induced-colitis also causes acute diarrhea. Damage to the colon has been reported after exposure to a number of rectally administered agents, the better known of which are soaps and detergents used as cleansing enemas. Soap enemas cause corrosive colitis due to the saponification reaction as well as toxic materials. We report two cases of acute colitis induced by soap enemas administered in preparation for cesarean sections.

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