Differences between Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease
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|Ulcerative colitis||Crohn’s disease|
|Only affects the colon||Can affect any section of the digestive tract|
|Inflammation occurs in the innermost lining||Inflammation affects all layers of the intestine|
|Stenosis / fistula complications are rare||Stenosis / fistulas are relatively frequent|
|The predominant symptom is diarrhoea||The predominant symptom is abdominal pain|
|Blood and/or mucus discharges in stools or in isolation are relatively frequent||Blood and/or mucus discharges are usually evidence of colon involvement|
Substantiated information by:
Marta Gallego, Nurse — Gastroenterology Department. Ingrid Ordàs, Gastroenterologist — Gastroenterology Department.
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