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Colitis: Introduction

Colitis: An inflammatory disease of the large intestine that results in diarrhea, discharge of mucus and blood, cramping, and abdominal pain. It is characterized by ... more about Colitis.

Colitis: Inflammation of the colon. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Colitis is available below.

Symptoms of Colitis

Treatments for Colitis

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Causes of Colitis

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Disease Topics Related To Colitis

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Colitis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Colitis

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, more »

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Latest Treatments for Colitis

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Clinical Trials for Colitis

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Article Excerpts about Colitis

An inflammatory disease of the large intestine that results in diarrhea, discharge of mucus and blood, cramping, and abdominal pain. It is characterized by swelling, inflammation, and ulceration of the mucous membrane of the intestine. (Source: excerpt from Handout on Health Scleroderma: NIAMS)

Definitions of Colitis:

An acute or chronic inflammation of the colon caused by viruses (e.g. cytomegalovirus), bacteria (e.g. ameba) or immunologic factors (inflammatory bowel disease which includes Crohn's colitis and ulcerative colitis). -- 2004 - (Source - Diseases Database)

Inflammation of the colon - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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