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 :
    1. Malaise, Lassitude
    2. Recurrent ulcers of mouth
    3. Anemia
    4. Weight loss
    5. Ulcers in anus