Confused by ulcerative colitis (UC)? No surprise there; it can be a bewildering disease, sometimes easily confused with other gastrointestinal troubles. On top of that, symptoms can disappear for months or even years, then return for no apparent reason. New treatments and strategies, though, can help you take control. Test your UC smarts: Are the following statements true or false?
Ulcerative colitis is also known as Crohn’s disease and irritable bowel syndrome. All affect the digestive...
About 10% to 20% of people with ulcerative colitis have at least one
close family member with the disease, which shows that genetics may be one of the risk factors of ulcerative colitis.1
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al., eds., Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, 8th ed., vol. 2, pp. 2499-2548. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier.
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October 7, 2010
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October 07, 2010
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