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is chron colitis like acute colitis?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Can be: Crohn's as well as other colitis entities can be both acute or chronic. Acute colitis is a general term that includes the above but also can include ulcerative colitis, antibiotic associated colitis, ischemic colitis to name a few.
Answered on Jun 7, 2019
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Colitis includes : Inflammatory diseases, such as crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, and other causes such as infections or ischemia. So "colitis" is a more general term, whereas "crohn's colitis" is a specific diagnosis.
Answered on Jun 7, 2019

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