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what is worse: chrons / ulcerative colitis?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Inflammatory Bowel: Any inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) spectrum are systemic illnesses. Ulcerative colitis primarily involves the lining of the large intestine whereas crohn's is transmural (full thickness involvement by) inflammation of any part of the GI tract (from mouth to anus). Both involve similar pathways of inflammation, are similarly treated, can increase the risk of colon cancer, & may require surgery.
Answered on Jun 7, 2019
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