Each week, we identify one top search term, speculate as to what caused its popularity, and provide an infographic on a related condition. If you have thoughts about what’s trending and why, feel free to share them with us on Twitter or Facebook!
Clinical Trend of the Week (January 23-29): Acute Ulcerative Colitis
The death of a rock icon led to an increase in searches for this week’s top term. Family and friends reported that Glenn Frey, co-founder of The Eagles, died due to complications from pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis, and acute ulcerative colitis. Acute, severe ulcerative colitis is a serious condition that warrants hospitalization and emergent treatment. As the world mourns the loss of a musical legend, interest in one of the conditions responsible for his passing remains a popular subject.
For more in-depth clinical information, see Ulcerative Colitis.
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Cite this: Ryan Syrek. Clinical Trends for January 2016 - Medscape - Jan 08, 2016.