plural of colitis; inflammatory disorders of the colon considered collectively.
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Patient discussion about colitides

Q. What are the symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis? I am 40 years old and suffer from a lot of stomach aches and diarrhea. Do I have Ulcerative Colitis? What are its symptoms?

A. Here's a pretty good article that covers symptoms of UC:

Q. What is the connection between bowel disease and arthritis? My son suffers from ulcerative colitis, and the doctor said that his recent joint pain can be as a result of the colitis. Why is that?

A. Although ulcerative colitis happens mainly in the colon, it is a systemic disease, and patients may present with symptoms and complications outside the colon. These include musculoskeletal complications such as arthritis (for instance- ankylosing spondylitis). The exact mechanism of this injury is unknown.

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Liu et al., "Interleukin-21 promotes the development of ulcerative colitis and regulates the proliferation and secretion of follicular T helper cells in the colitides microenvironment," Molecular Medicine Reports, vol.
M'Koma, "Characterization of serum cytokine profile in predominantly colonic inflammatory bowel disease to delineate ulcerative and Crohn's colitides," Clinical Medicine Insights: Gastroenterology, vol.
(12-14) The "target" sign can also be seen in patients with IBD, other infectious colitides, vascular disorders, and patients with portal hypertension.
Interleukin21 promotes the development of ulcerative colitis and regulates the proliferation and secretion of follicular T helper cells in the colitides microenvironment.
Microscopic characteristics of colon biopsies help differentiate IC from CDI-associated colitis and other colitides. One prior study showed that the presence of a hyalinized lamina propria in pseudomembranous colitis was both a sensitive and a specific marker for IC [1].
In fact, in nonspecific colitides, such as infectious colitis and diverticulitis, ST2 appears to be upregulated in both the epithelial and immune compartments of gut mucosa [35].
difficile-associated colitis, ischaemic colitis, bacterial and viral colitides, parasitosis and surgical pathologies should be differentiated.3,4
It was originally felt to be a specific CT finding for Clostridium difficile-induced pseudomembranous colitis, but it has also been described with colitides of differing etiologies.
Gastral antral biopsy in the differentiation of pediatric colitides. Am J Gastroenterol., 98(3): 557-61.
Study indications were grouped into the following categories: screening, surveillance, gastrointestinal bleeding, change in bowel habit, colitides, pain, or miscellaneous.
A special type of infectious colitis is pseudomembranous colitis following antibiotics use, or previously called antibiotics colitis." Pseudomembranous colitis is a descriptive term for colitides defined by the presence of pseudomembranes on the colonic or, rarely, small intestinal mucosa.
However, indolent colitides caused by infectious agents, such as Entamoeba histolytica and intestinal tuberculosis (ITB), may resemble IBD by their well-developed chronicity and granuloma (in ITB).