What Are the Differences Between Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis?


Both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis come under the umbrella of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and share many of the same symptoms. However, there are some distinctive differences between the two conditions.

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Michael Weiss shares this 2015 film in which he interviews Dr. Mark L. Chapman from the Mount Sinai Center for IBD about the differences between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Chapman explains that there are differences in the pathology and clinical presentations of the two diseases, and there are possible differences in the actual causes of Crohn’s and UC.

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