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Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis is basically an inflammation of the colon and the rectum.  Ulcerative Colitis is a disorder that usually begins in the rectum and proceeds upward.  Ulcerative Colitis can turn into a systemic complication and can have a high mortality rate.  Ulcerative Colitis is usually diagnosed by exams that visualize the distal portions of the intestines.  The two main diagnostic tools used to diagnose ulcerative colitis, includes: Barium enema and sigmoidoscopy.  The treatment of Ulcerative Colitis includes the use of medications such as anti-inflammatory medications and the use of antibiotics.

 

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