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 large bowel of the gastrointestinal tract (also known as the colon).
  • 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 six types of medications that can help treat the symptoms: 5-ASA, immunomodulators, steroids, antibiotics, biologics and small molecules.
Last updated: May 30th 2024