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Types of Ulcerative Colitis

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As discussed, Ulcerative Colitis is one of two forms of Inflammatory Bowl Disease. There are sub categories of ulcerative colitis as well:1

  • Pancolitis (inflammation occurs throughout the entire colon)
  • Ulcerative Proctitis (inflammation affects only the lowest part of the colon)
  • Left-Sided Colitis (inflammation involves the sigmoid or pelvic colon with or without involvement of the descending colon)


  1. Baumgart, D.C. & Sandborn, W.J. (2007, May 12) Gastroenterology 2. Inflammatory bowel disease: clinical aspects and established and evolving therapies. The Lancet 2007 369 (2), 1641-57. Retrieved on April 1, 2010 from