Ulcerative Colitis (UC) 6

Ulcerative colitis involves chronic inflammation of the lining of the large intestine. Unlike Crohn’s disease, which can occur anywhere along the digestive tract, UC only affects the colon, rectum and occasionally the terminal ileum. UC causes reddening and swelling of the intestinal wall, in addition to ulceration of the large intestine. Symptoms vary but often include abdominal pain and bloody diarrhoea. Treatment is aimed at reducing symptoms, controlling flares and maintaining remission.

6. www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/about-inflammatory-bowel-disease/ulcerative-colitis. Accessed May 2020

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