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colitisco‧li‧tis /kəˈlaɪtɪs/ noun [uncountable]  MIan illness in which part of your colon swells, causing pain
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colitisNineteen patients had left sided colitis and five patients had more extensive or total colitis.Bismuth enemas may offer a new therapeutic option in distal ulcerative colitis.The pathogenesis of benign stricture formation in ulcerative colitis remains uncertain.Assessment of intestinal permeability in ulcerative colitis after the ingestion of various markers has yielded conflicting results.Platelet activating factor may be involved in the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis as well as in experimental colitis.The study included pairs of twins both concordant and discordant with regard to ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.Twelve patients with ulcerative colitis had mild, 19 moderate, and 10 severe attacks.Some of the reported difference in rates of metabolism could relate to the severity of the underlying colitis.
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