Ulcerative colitis and
Crohn's disease are the most common forms of
inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Some people have a nonspecific form of IBD
that is like ulcerative colitis but doesn't have all its features. This may be
a different type of ulcerative colitis.
For up to 10% of people who have symptoms, neither Crohn's disease
nor ulcerative colitis can be diagnosed.1 These people
have a form of IBD called indeterminate colitis, which doctors believe is a
combination of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
CitationsSands BE (2006). Crohn's disease. In M Feldman et al.,
eds., Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, 8th ed., vol. 2, pp. 2459–2498. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier.
October 8, 2010
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
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