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Is proctitis, colitis, or ulcerative colitis contagious?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine

In brief: Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis/proctitis is not contagious.
It caused by immune system acting against colon mucosa.

In brief: Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis/proctitis is not contagious.
It caused by immune system acting against colon mucosa.
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
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