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The severity ofulcerative colitisis determined by certain criteria.footnote 1Ulcerative 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, oranemia.
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.
Kornbluth A, Sachar DB (2010). Ulcerative colitis practice guidelines in adults: American College of Gastroenterology, Practice Parameters Committee. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 105(3): 501-523. Available online: http://www.nature.com/ajg/journal/v105/n3/full/ajg2009727a.html.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerPeter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology
Current as ofMay 5, 2017
Current as of:
May 5, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology
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