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Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the lining of the rectum and colon. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease.

UC can happen at any age, but it usually starts between the ages of 15 and 30. It tends to run in families. The most common symptoms are pain in the abdomen and blood or pus in diarrhea. Other symptoms may include

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  1. Ulcerative Colitis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the lining of the rectum ...
  2. Clostridium Difficile Infections (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... diarrhea and more serious intestinal conditions such as colitis. Symptoms include Watery diarrhea (at least three bowel ...
  3. Antibiotic-associated colitis; Colitis - pseudomembranous; Necrotizing colitis ... time are ampicillin, clindamycin, fluoroquinolones, and cephalosporins. Pseudomembranous colitis is uncommon in children, and rare in infants. ...
  4. Microscopic Colitis: Collagenous Colitis and Lymphocytic Colitis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... Organizations​​ (PDF, 341 KB)​​​​​ Alternate Language URL Microscopic Colitis: Collagenous Colitis and Lymphocytic Colitis Page Content On this page: What is microscopic ...
  5. Inflammatory bowel disease - ulcerative colitis; IBD - ulcerative colitis ... The cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown. People with this condition have problems with the immune system. However, it is not clear if immune problems ...
  6. Ulcerative Colitis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... Organizations​​ (PDF, 341 KB)​​​​​ Alternate Language URL Ulcerative Colitis Page Content On this page: What is ulcerative ... References For More Information Acknowledgments What is ulcerative colitis? Ulcerative colitis is a chronic, or long lasting, ...
  7. Genetics Home Reference: Ulcerative colitis From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Ulcerative colitis On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... Glossary definitions Reviewed October 2012 What is ulcerative colitis? Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disorder that affects ...
  8. Colitis - cytomegalovirus; Gastroenteritis - cytomegalovirus; Gastrointestinal CMV disease ... following an organ transplant Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease) Rarely, serious CMV infection involving ...
  9. Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: Emotional Factors (Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America)  
    ... Q & A Go Back Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: Emotional Factors Q & A Email Print + Share The ... clinical experience. WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF ULCERATIVE COLITIS AND CROHN’S DISEASE? The origin of IBD is ...
  10. Surgery for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis (Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America)  
    ... Colitis Go Back Surgery for Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis Email Print + Share ( Disclaimer: Surgery information is up ... what to expect. About Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis belong to the ...
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