What Increases Your Risk
You have an increased risk of
ulcerative colitis if you:
- Have a family history of the disease.
Your risk increases if an immediate family member such as a parent, brother, or
sister has the disease.
- Are of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. To learn more about genetic diseases in this group, see the topic
Ashkenazi Jewish Genetic Panel (AJGP).
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
October 08, 2012
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