What is colitis?

Colitis is inflammation of the colon.
granulomatous c. Disease of the colon that produces lesions involving all layers of the
bowel wall, resembling the changes produced in the ileum by regional enteritis.
pseudomembranous c. See pseudomembranous enterocolitis, under enterocolitis.
ulcerative c. A chronic disease of unknown cause marked by ulceration of the mucosa
and submucosa of the colon with bleeding and malnutrition.

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