Ulcerative Colitis - 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).
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