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What are the different types of ulcerative colitis treatments?
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Several
Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that affects the large intestine.
Initially it can be treated with medication if mild in form. If severe or of long duration it may require surgery. Frequent colonoscopic surveillance is needed. There is a higher risk of colon cancer associated with uc.

In brief: Several
Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that affects the large intestine.
Initially it can be treated with medication if mild in form. If severe or of long duration it may require surgery. Frequent colonoscopic surveillance is needed. There is a higher risk of colon cancer associated with uc.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. John Edmison
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Many categories
There are many different categories of treatment: 1) 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-asa) derivatives (mesalamine), 2) immunosuppressive agents (6-mercaptopurine, methotrexate, cyclosporine), 3) corticosteroids (prednisone, budesonide), 4) biologics (infliximab, adalimumab, certolizumab, natalizumab), 5) others such as probiotics (lactobacilli).

In brief: Many categories
There are many different categories of treatment: 1) 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-asa) derivatives (mesalamine), 2) immunosuppressive agents (6-mercaptopurine, methotrexate, cyclosporine), 3) corticosteroids (prednisone, budesonide), 4) biologics (infliximab, adalimumab, certolizumab, natalizumab), 5) others such as probiotics (lactobacilli).
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