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What sort of disease is colitis?

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In brief: Colon Inflammation

Colitis is the term which refers to inflammation of the large intestine otherwise known as the colon.
Colitis can have many causes such as infection, lack of blood flow (ischemic), inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, crohn's), etc.

In brief: Colon Inflammation

Colitis is the term which refers to inflammation of the large intestine otherwise known as the colon.
Colitis can have many causes such as infection, lack of blood flow (ischemic), inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, crohn's), etc.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Unfortunately, some people also use the term "colitis" to mean non-inflammatory conditions of the bowel, like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Inflamation

Severl types, but each involves inflammation of the colon.
Can be infectious, inflammatory, ischemic.

In brief: Inflamation

Severl types, but each involves inflammation of the colon.
Can be infectious, inflammatory, ischemic.
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