Introduction: Ulcerative colitis
Ulcerative colitis: Inflammation and ulcers in the large intestine
Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis is a disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the top layers of the lining of the large intestine. The inflammation usually occurs in the rectum and lower part of the colon, but it may affect the entire colon. Ulcerative colitis rarely affects the small intestine except for the lower section, called the ileum. Ulcerative colitis may also be called colitis, ileitis, or proctitis. 1
Researching symptoms of Ulcerative colitis: Further information about the symptoms of Ulcerative colitis is available including a list of symptoms of Ulcerative colitis, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Ulcerative colitis, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.
Treatments for Ulcerative colitis: Various information is available about treatments available for Ulcerative colitis, current research about Ulcerative colitis treatments, or research treatments for other diseases.
1. excerpt from Ulcerative Colitis: NIDDK
Last revision: June 23, 2003
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