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Was planning to see classmates at upcoming 20th reunion. Now I am hearing my best friend has colitis. What is that?
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In brief: Colitis ?
Colitis, simply means inflammation of the colon.
There are both chronic and acute forms. Acute forms are usually a bacterial or viral infection of the colon and can be treated with antibiotics or simply hydration, but can also be ischemic colitis involving a lack of blood flow to the colon. Ulcerative colitis and crohn's colitis are chronic forms. Surgery may be required in some situations.

In brief: Colitis ?
Colitis, simply means inflammation of the colon.
There are both chronic and acute forms. Acute forms are usually a bacterial or viral infection of the colon and can be treated with antibiotics or simply hydration, but can also be ischemic colitis involving a lack of blood flow to the colon. Ulcerative colitis and crohn's colitis are chronic forms. Surgery may be required in some situations.
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
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In brief: Infection
It is an infection or inflammation of the colon.
Can be bacterial, viral or autoimmune. First two can be contagious.

In brief: Infection
It is an infection or inflammation of the colon.
Can be bacterial, viral or autoimmune. First two can be contagious.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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