Ulcerative colitis

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  • It is a chronic disease of unknown cause affecting large bowel.
  • Less common in India as compared to western countries.
  • People of all ages can get this disease.
  • Course of the disease is relapsing and remitting.
  • Patient suffers from bloody diarrhea with passage of mucus specially at night.
  • Other common features are :
    • Malaise, Lassitude
    • Recurrent ulcers of mouth
    • Anemia
    • Weight loss
    • Ulcers in anus