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What is collitis?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Colitis: There are too many causes to list here. Ulcerative colitis and crohn's colitis are much more treatable now than before. Infectious colitis (salmonella, shigella, amoebas) may need to be screened for and treated if found. Some physicians call irritable bowel syndrome / spastic colon "colitis"; it's a disease with a physical basis but only manageable symptomatically. Good luck.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Colitis: Inflammation of the colon from a number of causes. From colon and itis - inflammation.

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