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Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis
Ulcerative colitis is categorized according to location:

• Proctitis involves only the rectum.

• Proctosigmoiditis affects the rectum and sigmoid colon.

• Left-sided colitis encompasses the entire left side of the large intestine.

• Pancolitis inflames the entire colon.





Review Date: 1/25/2013  

Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.

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