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Colitis (Types)

Types of Colitis

What are the causes (types) of colitis?

Colitis describes inflammation of the colon (col=colon + itis=inflammation). Examples of causes of colitis include

  • infection, for example, those caused by bacterial like C. difficile, viruses, and parasites),
  • inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis,
  • ischemic colitis caused by decreased blood supply,
  • microscopic colitis (lymphocytic/collagenous colitis), and
  • allergic reactions. Continue Reading
Reviewed on 11/24/2015