The Difference Between ‘Colitis’ and ‘Ulcerative Colitis’
While I work hard to provide you with accurate and up-to-date information at the time of publishing, as time passes some information may no longer be relevant or accurate. The field of medicine is a constantly evolving science and art. Thankfully! In 1951 a woman was given a lobotomy to treat her ulcerative colitis. That wasn't even that long ago!
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?
The word colitis simply means inflammation of the colon.
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