Diagnosis and treatment of ulcerative proctitis.

@article{Regueiro2004DiagnosisAT,
  title={Diagnosis and treatment of ulcerative proctitis.},
  author={Miguel D. Regueiro},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 9},
  pages={733-40}
}
Proctitis refers to inflammation of the rectum, a diagnosis made by endoscopic evaluation. Symptoms of proctitis include rectal bleeding, urgency, tenesmus, diarrhea or constipation, and occasionally rectal pain. The causes of proctitis include infection, medication, ischemia, radiation, and ulcerative proctitis. Ulcerative proctitis is an important and increasingly common subcategory of ulcerative colitis (UC) in which inflammation is limited to the rectum. Historically, oral aminosalicylates… CONTINUE READING

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