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A 18-year-old male asked:

I have ulcerative colitis but also have chronic inflammation in duodenum. so can ulcerative colitis and tropical sprue occur together as i am indian.

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Dr. Jonah Essers
Pediatric Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Yes!: This requires really careful consideration by your GI doctor. Because the other possibility is that you DONT have ulcerative colitis but that you have Crohn's disease. So make sure your doctor has a chance to sort through all of your clinical data before making a game plan.
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