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What is the definition or description of: ulcerative colitis?

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Dr. Daniel Para
General Surgery 31 years experience
IBD: Ulcerative colitis (ul-sur-uh-tiv koe-lie-tis) is an inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) that causes long-lasting inflammation in part of your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis usually affects only the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum.There's no known cure for ulcerative colitis, but therapies are available that may dramatically reduce the signs and symptoms of uc.

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