Ulcerative colitis

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​​Information for parents and children with the inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis.

Key points

  • Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that can cause inflammation in the bowel of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Symptoms may include stomach pain, diarrhea, blood passed from the anus, urgency to go to the bathroom and decreased appetite.
  • There is no cure for ulcerative colitis but there are five types of medications that can help treat the symptoms: 5-ASA, immunomodulators, steroids, antibiotics and biologics.
Last updated: November 8th 2013