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Types of Ulcerative colitis

Types of Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is one type of condition in a broader disease category, called inflammatory bowel disease. Other types of inflammatory bowel disease include Crohn's disease and irritable bowel syndrome. These disease are similar in that they all cause symptoms of diarrhea and intestinal inflammation. However, the conditions also vary greatly as to seriousness and impact on the body. Only a thorough evaluation by a qualified health care professional, such as a gastroenterologist, can determine what is causing your particular symptoms and make a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis.

There are three types of ulcerative colitis, ulcerative proctitis, pancolitis, and limited or distal colitis. Ulcerative proctitis is inflammation that affects the rectum and lower part of the colon. Pancolitis affects the entire colon, and limited distal colitis affects on the left side of the colon.

Curable Types of Ulcerative colitis:

  • Early detected ulcerative colitis
  • Proctitis
  • Left sided colitis

Rare Types of Ulcerative colitis:

  • Celiac disease associated ulcerative colitis
  • Dermatitis hepetiformis associated ulcerative colitis
  • Systemic and discoid lupus associated ulcerative colitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis associated ulcerative colitis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis associated ulcerative colitis
  • Scleroderma associated ulcerative colitis
  • Sjogren's disease associated ulcerative colitis
  • Porphyrinogenic drugs- sulfasalazine

Ulcerative colitis: Rare Types

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Ulcerative colitis: Related Disease Topics

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