Ulcerative Colitis

(UC)

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Features

-  IBD effecting colon only, always the rectum

-  Mucosa only effected

-  Continuous lesions

 

Associated S/S

-  Toxic Megacolon

-  Smoking improves UC

 

Mx

-  Antidiarrhoeals

-  Antispasmodics

-  Sulfasalazine (sulfonamide Abx)

-  Steroids, Azathioprine, Metronidazole