Septicaemia and Enteritis, Bacterial
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Bacterial septicaemia and enteritis
- Some severe acute septicaemias cause very severe acute haemorrhagic enteritis with bleeding into the alimentary tract.
- Death is usually rapid.
- Fairly easy to diagnose
- small intestine is full of dark, tarry, partly clotted blood (like black currant jelly).
- Associated with severe systemic disease, e.g.
- Do not confuse with Anticoagulant Rodenticide Toxicity.
- Also gives blood in stomach and intestine BUT there are no signs of inflammatory disease.