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What's the difference between colitis and Crohn's disease? The symptoms seem the same.

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ulcerative

Ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease are the two most common inflammatory bowel diseases we see.
Even though they can seem similar, they differ in symptoms, affected populations, which parts of the digestive tract they affect, complications and treatments. Below i've linked a web page with many tables that compare the differences between the two.

In brief: Ulcerative

Ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease are the two most common inflammatory bowel diseases we see.
Even though they can seem similar, they differ in symptoms, affected populations, which parts of the digestive tract they affect, complications and treatments. Below i've linked a web page with many tables that compare the differences between the two.
Dr. Laura McMullen
Dr. Laura McMullen
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Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: There is overlap

Colitis simply means inflammation of the colon.
Crohn's disease, or regional enteritis, is a chronic inflammatory diseasethat can affect anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus, including the colon. Different etiologies of colitis may have different prognoses and different treatments.

In brief: There is overlap

Colitis simply means inflammation of the colon.
Crohn's disease, or regional enteritis, is a chronic inflammatory diseasethat can affect anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus, including the colon. Different etiologies of colitis may have different prognoses and different treatments.
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
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