What Is Ulcerative Colitis

what is ulcerative colitis

shares much in common with Crohn’s disease, another form of IBD, but Crohn’s disease can affect the whole gastrointestinal tract while only attacks the large intestine, and while can be treated by performing a total removing the entire large intestine, surgery for Crohn’s disease involves removing the damaged parts of the intestine and reconnecting the healthy parts, which does not cure Crohn’s, as it can recur after surgery, mostly at the site of the intestinal anastomosis (connection) or in other areas.

is an intermittent disease, with periods of exacerbated symptoms, and periods that are relatively symptom-free. Although the symptoms of can sometimes diminish on their own, the disease usually requires treatment to go into remission. has an incidence of 1 to 20 cases per 100,000 individuals per year, and a prevalence of 8 to 246 per 100,000 individuals.

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