Introduction: Colitis


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Colitis: Inflammation of the colon

Colitis: An inflammatory disease of the large intestine that results in diarrhea, discharge of mucus and blood, cramping, and abdominal pain. It is characterized by swelling, inflammation, and ulceration of the mucous membrane of the intestine.1

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1. excerpt from Handout on Health Scleroderma: NIAMS

Last revision: October 23, 2003

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