ulcerative colitis


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ulcerative colitis

n.
A form of inflammatory bowel disease affecting the colon and rectum, characterized by abdominal pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding.
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Noun1.ulcerative colitis - a serious chronic inflammatory disease of the large intestine and rectum characterized by recurrent episodes of abdominal pain and fever and chills and profuse diarrhea
colitis, inflammatory bowel disease - inflammation of the colon
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The US FDA and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are presently reviewing the applications for the product to treat moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis.
Inflammatory damage from ulcerative colitis causes ulcers inside the lining of the large intestine (rectum and colon).
The product is a new type of drug that is claimed to help patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis back to a normal life.
There's currently no cure for ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.
They said he "has the guts to go where others won't and speaks out about his struggle with ulcerative colitis, so he deserves some glory".
About one-third of ulcerative colitis patients with anemia are not tested for iron deficiencyand nearly one-fourth of those diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia don't receive iron replacement therapy, suggests the new research by Nabeel Khan, MD, of University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, and colleagues.
Participants testing in the highest quintiles for circulating high-sensitivity CRP and IL-6 were at greater risk of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis than were those in the lowest quintiles, even after age, smoking status, body mass index, oral contraceptive use, and cumulative physical activity were accounted for.
The report provides a snapshot of the global therapeutic landscape of Ulcerative Colitis
In a previous study, administration of curcumin reduced the recurrence rate in patients with ulcerative colitis in remission.
6] The prevelance of Pyoderma gangrenosum associated with ulcerative colitis has been reported to range from 30 to 60 %, [7] symptoms of ulcerative colitis may preceed, follow or be concomitant with Pyoderma gangrenosum.
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease, characterised by ulcers in the large intestine and the rectum.
A snapshot of the global therapeutic scenario for Ulcerative Colitis.