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Also called: Colitis, Distal colitis, Pancolitis, Ulcerative proctitis

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the lining of the rectum and colon. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. UC can happen at any age, but it usually starts between the ages of 15 and 30. It tends to run in ... More on Ulcerative Colitis

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MedlinePlus matched the above topic(s) to ICD-9-CM 556.8. ICD-9-CM stands for the International Classification of Diseases, 9th edition.

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