Ulcerative colitis

  title={Ulcerative colitis},
  author={Ingrid Ord{\'a}s and Lars Eckmann and Mark Talamini and Daniel C Baumgart and W J Sandborn},
  journal={The Lancet},
Ulcerative colitis is an idiopathic, chronic inflammatory disorder of the colonic mucosa, which starts in the rectum and generally extends proximally in a continuous manner through part of, or the entire, colon; however, some patients with proctitis or left-sided colitis might have a caecal patch of inflammation. Bloody diarrhoea is the characteristic symptom of the disease. The clinical course is unpredictable, marked by alternating periods of exacerbation and remission. In this Seminar we… CONTINUE READING
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