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  Colitis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Colitis is a digestive disease characterized by inflammation of the colon.
Signs and symptoms of colitis include pain, tenderness in the abdomen, fever, swelling of the colon tissue, bleeding, erythema (redness) of the surface of the colon, rectal bleeding, and ulcerations of the colon.
Treatment of colitis may include the administration of antibiotics and general anti-inflammatory medications such as Mesalamine or its derivatives; steroids, or one of a number of other drugs that ameliorate inflammation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Colitis   (320 words)

 Ulcerative colitis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The pathology in ulcerative colitis typically involves distortion of crypt architecture, inflammation of crypts, frank crypt abscesses, and hemorrhage or inflammatory cells in the lamina propria.
Patients with ulcerative colitis usually have an intermittent course, with periods of disease inactivity alternating with "flares" of disease.
The incidence of ulcerative colitis in North America is 10-12 cases per 100,000, with a peak incidence of ulcerative colitis occurring between the ages of 15 and 25.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ulcerative_colitis   (2239 words)

Clinically, it may resemble ulcerative colitis, but the ulceration is often longitudinal or deep, the disease is often segmental, stricture formation is common, and fistulas, particularly in the perineum, are a frequent complication.
Ulcerative colitis - chronic ulceration in the colon, chiefly of the mucosa and submucosa, clinically manifested by cramping abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, and loose discharges of blood, pus, and mucus with scanty fecal particles.
Colitis is an infectious ailments of the lower intestine, such disorders such as: ulcerative colitis, infectious diarrhea, radiation colitis, Crohn's disease, and chronic ulcerative proctitis.
www.med-help.net /Colitis.html   (557 words)

 eMedicine - Colitis : Article by Jagvir Singh, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Pseudomembranous colitis is a form of inflammatory colitis characterized by the pathologic presence of pseudomembranes consisting of mucin, fibrin, necrotic cells, and polymorphonuclear leukocytes.
Colitis caused by cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a rare form of colitis that typically is found in immunocompromised patients, such as organ recipients who are receiving immunosuppressive treatment.
The cause of colitis in IBD is unknown, but recent studies have identified a gene (NOD2) involved in at least 20% of cases of Crohn disease: this gene is involved in the regulation of the epithelial response to bacterial antigens, thus stressing the role of bacteria in the pathogenesis of IBD.
www.emedicine.com /ped/topic435.htm   (6307 words)

 Ulcerative Colitis information (symptoms, treatments, medications)
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammation of the large intestine (colon).
In patients with ulcerative colitis, ulcers and inflammation of the inner lining of the colon lead to symptoms of abdominal pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding.
Ulcerative colitis is rarely seen in Eastern Europe, Asia, and South America, and is rare in the fl population.
www.medicinenet.com /ulcerative_colitis/article.htm   (368 words)

Oral intake of exocrine pancreatic enzymes is of key importance in colitis the treatment of maldigestion in chronic pancreatitis with pancreatic insufficiency.
Rachman (1997) reported colitis that 58% of the population has some type of digestive disorder and that lack of optimal digestive function associated with enzyme inadequacy may lead to malabsorption and other related conditions.
He also adds colitis that enzymes taken orally at meals may improve the digestion of dietary protein, thereby decreasing the quantity of antigenic macromolecules that leak across the intestinal wall into the bloodstream.
dietfoodz.bravehost.com /colitis   (412 words)

 Colitis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Colitis is an inflammation of the large bowel (colon).
The goal of therapy for a chronic colitis, therefore, is to enable your livestock to maintain as normal a lifestyle as possible.
Many cases of chronic colitis respond to one of two dietary approaches: 1) Increasing the amount of fiber in the animal's diet (see Importance of Fiber) or 2) Feeding a diet that is not likely to stimulate an allergic reaction (hypoallergenic diet).
www.tracker-outdoors.com /colitis.htm   (479 words)

Ulcerative colitis can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms are similar to other intestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome and to another type of IBD called Crohn's disease.
Colitis patients should avoid raw fruits and vegetables to reduce physical injury to the inflamed lining of the large intestine.
Since exacerbation of colitis seems to be associated with stress, scientists evaluated the influence of stress on experimental colitis in rats.
www.althealth.co.uk /services/info/ailments/colitis1.php   (3794 words)

Other integrative approaches colitis that may be helpful: Anecdotal reports have claimed that acupuncture is beneficial in the treatment of constipation.
Rather it has colitis the capability to sense and react to the materials that are passed through it.
Since colitis the GIT is the point of entry for the human body, everything eaten has an impact on the body.
www.irritable-bowels.fsnet.co.uk /colitis   (701 words)

 Ulcerative Colitis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ulcerative colitis is a disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the lining of the rectum and colon.
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the general name for diseases that cause inflammation in the small intestine and colon.
Ulcerative colitis can occur in people of any age, but it usually starts between the ages of 15 and 30, and less frequently between 50 and 70 years of age.
digestive.niddk.nih.gov /ddiseases/pubs/colitis/index.htm   (1991 words)

 Collagenous Colitis and Lymphocytic Colitis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The symptoms of collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis are the same—chronic, watery, non-bloody diarrhea.
A diagnosis of collagenous colitis or lymphocytic colitis is made after tissue samples taken during a colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy are examined with a microscope.
For extreme cases of collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis that have not responded to medication, surgery to remove all or part of the colon may be necessary.
digestive.niddk.nih.gov /ddiseases/pubs/collagenouscolitis   (917 words)

 New Hope Animal Hospital - Feline gastrointestinal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Colitis refers to inflammation of the colon (e.g., large intestine) with any of a variety of causes.
Colitis is a relatively common problem in pets and may be caused by reactions to food, gastrointestinal parasites, bacterial or fungal infections, benign infiltrative diseases (such as inflammatory bowel disease), and even neoplasia (cancer).
Puppies and kittens are particularly prone to acute colitis caused by dietary indiscretion (eating garbage), parasites, and bacterial infections, which may be spread from animal to animal.
www.nhahonline.com /f_gastrointestinal.htm   (3868 words)

 CCFA.org: About Ulcerative Colitis & Proctitis
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic (ongoing) disease of the colon, or large intestine.
Neither ulcerative colitis nor Crohn's disease should be confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a disorder that affects the motility (muscle contractions) of the colon.
Left-sided colitis: Continuous inflammation that begins at the rectum and extends as far as the splenic flexure (a bend in the colon, near the spleen).
www.ccfa.org /info/about/ucp   (3283 words)

 Antibiotic-associated colitis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In approximately half of cases of antibiotic-associated colitis, the condition progresses to a more severe form of colitis called pseudomembranous enterocolitis in which pseudomembranes are excreted in the stools.
Complications of antibiotic-associated colitis include severe dehydration, imbalances in blood minerals, low blood pressure, fluid accumulation in deep skin (edema), enlargement of the large intestine (toxic megacolon), and the formation of a tear (perforation) in the wall of the large intestine.
Antibiotic-associated colitis can be diagnosed by the symptoms and recent medical history of the patient, by a laboratory test for the bacterial toxin, and/or by using a procedure called endoscopy.
www.lifesteps.com /gm/Atoz/ency/antibiotic-associated_colitis.jsp   (1469 words)

 Colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Constipation in the Dog and Cat at ThePetCenter.com
These dogs and cats with colitis are very uncomfortable and often their appetite is suppressed due to a general state of ill health.
Chronic colitis almost always creates a weight loss situation in dogs and cats due to the loss of vitamins, rapid transit of food through the entire gastrointestinal system, blood and fluid loss, and infectious agents entering the animal's body through the damaged intestinal wall.
As a general rule, the treatment of colitis is prescribed and applied according to what the final diagnosis is. A thorough workup of each case is important because if a treatment protocol is undertaken and the actual cause is something other than the assumed cause, more harm than good can come of the "treatment".
www.thepetcenter.com /gen/colitis.html   (1812 words)

 Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic, recurring disease of the large bowel.
The large bowel (colon) is the 5 to 6 foot segment of intestine that begins in the right-lower abdomen, extends upward and then across to the left side, and downward to the rectum.
When ulcerative colitis affects the colon, inflammation and ulcers, or sores, form in the lining of the colon.
www.gicare.com /pated/ecdgs15.htm   (994 words)

In brief “colitis” is inflammation of the colon.
The role of fiber in colitis is confusing as there are an assortment of fiber preparations (soluble fibers, insoluble fibers, and mixtures).
Colitis can result from a food intolerance (an example would be lactose intolerance from which numerous people suffer).
www.marvistavet.com /html/body_colitis.html   (1545 words)

 Colitis - Mesa Veterinary Hospital   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Colitis is a general term for inflammation of the colon, or large intestine.
Infection by bacteria, fungi, and parasites are among the most common causes of colitis.
Signs of colitis are the same regardless of cause and include frequent diarrhea.
mesavet.com /library/colitis.htm   (404 words)

 Colitis News
IBD, which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, is a disorder of the gastrointestinal tract.
To raise awareness about ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, Shelley Miller, a registered nurse at Mercy Hospital Fairfield, is planning to ride her bicycle in a three-day, 210-mile trip along the Hudson...
In patients with ulcerative colitis who are on long term mesalazine...
www.topix.net /health/colitis   (665 words)

 Colitis - healing with herbs, vitamins and minerals.
Deficiencies in nutritional components develop in the body, as essential substances are depleted, during an episode of colitis, this is due to the fact that an inflamed colon does not properly perform its water absorbing function, along with its task of the uptake of minerals ions.
Other related physical problems faced during colitis are the onset of nausea and a dislike for food or poor appetite these are very unhelpful and complicate recovery.
Some researchers suggest that allergic reactions could be responsible for some types of inflammatory bowel disease, therefore according to these researchers an allergy or hyper sensitivity of some sort could be the cause of ulcerative colitis, the colitis merely being seen as an allergic reaction from the colon caused possibly by some types of food.
www.herbs2000.com /disorders/colitis.htm   (1913 words)

 Colitis - VeterinaryPartner.com - a VIN company!
A pet that has symptoms of colitis suddenly probably has a stress-related colitis (common after boarding, moving, severe weather or other change) or a dietary indiscretion related colitis (related to treats or raiding the garbage).
Colitis is best managed when its cause is known and specific therapy can be instituted.
In general, colitis is felt to be a fiber-responsive disease.
www.veterinarypartner.com /Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=677   (1621 words)

 eMedicine - Colitis : Article by Samy A Azer, MD, PhD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Colitis is an acute or chronic inflammation of the membrane lining the large bowel.
Radiation-associated colitis: Localized areas of colitis may occur at variable periods after treatment of the pelvic region with radiotherapy.
Barium enema is not indicated in people with moderate to serious colitis because it may cause perforation of the large bowel and other complications.
www.emedicine.com /aaem/topic120.htm   (2600 words)

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