Pathophysiology Of Ulcerative Colitis

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Definition

Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects the lining of the large intestine (colon) and rectum.

See also: Crohn's disease


Alternative Names

Inflammatory bowel disease - ulcerative colitis; IBD - ulcerative colitis


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown. People with this condition have problems with the immune system, but it is not clear whether immune problems cause this illness. Although stress and certain foods...

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