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The Difference Between ‘Colitis’ and ‘Ulcerative Colitis’

Can you have both Crohn’s Disease AND Ulcerative Colitis? No. 

Can you have both Crohn’s Disease AND Colitis? Yes.

Let me explain…

In our community we often use the word colitis to refer to the IBD known as ulcerative colitis but is there a difference between what defines colitis and what defines ulcerative colitis?

What is Colitis?

Illustration of a colon that is red and has an angry face

The word colitis simply means inflammation of the colon. 


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