How is Ulcerative colitis different from Crohn’s disease
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How is Ulcerative colitis different from Crohn’s disease

IBD has two types .

Ulcerative colitis and Crohns disease

These differ in their clinical presentation and course

Ulcerative colitis may remain limited to rectum or whole of colon and rarely go to small bowel (backwash Ileitis )

While Crohn’s disease can affect whole of Gastrointestinal tract

The patient may complain of pus or air passing while micturating or passage of fecal matter while passing urine

Ulcerative colitis patient do not get fistulisation

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
                                         Crohn’s DiseaseUlcerative Colitis
Affected LocationCan affect any part of the GI tract (from the mouth to the anus)—Most often it affects the portion of the small intestine before the large intestine/colon.Occurs in the large intestine (colon) and the rectum.
Damaged AreasDamaged areas appear in patches that are next to areas of healthy tissue.Damaged areas are continuous (not patchy) – usually starting at the rectum and spreading further into the colon.
InflammationInflammation may reach through the multiple layers of the walls of the GI tract.Inflammation is present only in the innermost layer of the lining of the colon.

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