General Differences between Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis?

What are the differences between Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis? 

In spite of Crohn’s and UC being very different diseases, both may present with any of the following symptoms: abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, severe internal cramps/muscle spasms in the region of the pelvis and weight loss.

Anemia is the most prevalent extraintestinal complication of inflammatory bowel disease. Diagnosis is generally by assessment of inflammatory markers in stool followed by colonoscopy with biopsy of pathological lesions.

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Table 1 – Difference in Signs and Symptoms
Table 1 (Difference in Symptoms)


Table 2 – Difference in the Diagnostic Findings

Difference in Diagnostic Findings

References:​
1. National Institutes of Health (NIH)​
2. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)​
3.The American Journal of Gastroenterology

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