Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD for short) refers to inflammatory disorders of the bowel.
There are two major types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Crohn's Disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC).
About Crohn’s Disease (CD)
Crohn's Disease occurs as a patch or patches of inflammation in any part of the gastrointestinal tract (from the mouth to the anus), but most commonly in the small and large bowel.
CROHN'S DISEASE: Crohn's disease occurs most commonly in the small and large bowel.
About Ulcerative Colitis (UC)
In Ulcerative Colitis (UC), inflammation occurs in the large bowel only. It may affect the entire large bowel, which is known as Pancolitis. It may affect the left portion of the large bowel leading down to the rectum, referred to as Distal Ulcerative Colitis (left-sided colitis and/or proctosigmoiditis). If only the rectum is affected, it is called Ulcerative Proctitis.