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What is granulomatous colitis?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Crohn's colitis

Colitis is inflammation of the colon; multiple causes.
Granulomas are a type of cellular inflammatory reaction. Crohn's disease is characterized by granulomatous inflammation. Less common other causes include tuberculosis (different type of granuloma) and sarcoidosis. Ulcerative colitis (other ibd) affects lining of colon, may have very superficial granulomas, but not the same as crohn's.

In brief: Crohn's colitis

Colitis is inflammation of the colon; multiple causes.
Granulomas are a type of cellular inflammatory reaction. Crohn's disease is characterized by granulomatous inflammation. Less common other causes include tuberculosis (different type of granuloma) and sarcoidosis. Ulcerative colitis (other ibd) affects lining of colon, may have very superficial granulomas, but not the same as crohn's.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. David Earle
Surgery

In brief: Crohn's

This is typically used as another name for crohn's disease.
This is potentially serious, and sometimes requires medical treatment or surgery to keep it under control. No known cure. See a gastroenterologist with interest and expertise in inflammatory bowel disease for more info.

In brief: Crohn's

This is typically used as another name for crohn's disease.
This is potentially serious, and sometimes requires medical treatment or surgery to keep it under control. No known cure. See a gastroenterologist with interest and expertise in inflammatory bowel disease for more info.
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