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is proctitis, colitis, or ulcerative colitis contagious?

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Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis/proctitis is not contagious. It caused by immune system acting against colon mucosa.
Answered on Mar 1, 2020
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Ulcerative colitis: Is not. However proctitis or colitis caused by bacteria especially clostridia difficile can be very contagious as can other forms of infectious colitis. Use good hand hygiene and be sure to not contact stool or underclothes and get a correct diagnosis and treatment.
Answered on May 30, 2019
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