Types of Ulcerative Colitis
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The severity of ulcerative colitis is determined by certain criteria. footnote 1 Ulcerative colitis can be classified as mild, moderate, severe, or fulminant (very severe), which may guide treatment choices.
People who have mild ulcerative colitis may have:
People who have mild ulcerative colitis do not have fever, rapid heartbeat, or anemia .
People who have moderate ulcerative colitis may have:
People who have severe ulcerative colitis may have:
People who have fulminant ulcerative colitis may have:
Flare-ups can be so severe that they require hospitalization.
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology
Current as ofMay 5, 2017
Current as of: May 5, 2017
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