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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. Ulcerative Colitis Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Ulcerative Colitis Introduction Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease. It is one of the 2 most common inflammatory ... Wall of Intestines Serosa Middle Layer Mucosa Ulcerative Colitis Inflammation is the body's natural way of clearing ...
  4. Antibiotic-associated colitis; Colitis - pseudomembranous; Necrotizing colitis ... condition are ampicillin, clindamycin, fluoroquinolones, and cephalosporins. Pseudomembranous colitis is rare in infants younger than 12 months ...
  5. Microscopic Colitis: Collagenous Colitis and Lymphocytic Colitis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... Microscopic Colitis: Collagenous Colitis and Lymphocytic Colitis Microscopic Colitis: Collagenous Colitis and Lymphocytic Colitis On this page: What is ...
  6. 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 ...
  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. 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 ...
  9. Living with Ulcerative Colitis (Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America)  
    ... with Ulcerative Colitis Go Back Living with Ulcerative Colitis Email Print + Share Understanding the diagnosis Your doctor ... of your own healthcare team. What is ulcerative colitis? Ulcerative colitis (UC) belongs to a group of ...
  10. Colitis - cytomegalovirus; Gastroenteritis - cytomegalovirus; Gastrointestinal CMV disease ... The following increase your risk for CMV gastroenteritis/colitis: AIDS Bone marrow or organ transplant Chemotherapy Medications ...
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