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Is chron colitis like acute colitis?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
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.
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
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.
Last updated Jun 7, 2019
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