Difference Between Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Crohn’s Disease vs. Ulcerative Colitis

Crohn’s Disease

  • Can affect any part of the GI tract from the mouth to the anus
  • Can affect the entire thickness of the bowel wall

Ulcerative Colitis

  • Only the colon and rectum are affected
  • Affects the inner-most lining of the large intestine

Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Source: Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

Here’s a link to more information about the two conditions (Crohn’s Disease) (Ulcerative Colitis

1. National Institutes of Health (NIH)​
2. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)​
3. Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation​

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