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which is a more serious disease: crohn's or ulcerative colitis?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
UC: Question as to which is more serious, Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis, misses the point that these are different intensities of disorder along a spectrum of manifestation wherein intestinal smooth muscle function is hyperdynamic due to neurologic autonomic system impingement & over-stimulation. Ulcerative Colitis represents greater intensity of these dysfunctions; involving inflammation & bleeding.
Answered on Nov 13, 2018

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