ileocolitis


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ileocolitis

[‚il·ē·ō·kə′līd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of both the ileum and the colon.
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2) Extent of disease CD (n=315) Ileits 128 (41) Colitis 73 (23) Ileocolitis 114 (36) UC (n=253) Proctitis 38 (15) Left-sided 94 (37) Extensive 121 (48) Smoking CD and UC (n=559) Never 220 (39) Smoker (current or previous) 339 (61) CD (n=303) Never 71 (23) Smoker (current or previous) 232 (77) UC (n=239) Never 144 (60) Smoker (current or previous) 95 (40) Immunosuppression (n=548) No 410 (75) Any ([dagger]) 138 (25) IBD = inflammatory bowel disease; CD = Crohn's disease; UC = ulcerative colitis; IBD-U = inflammatory bowel disease unclassified.
In one controlled study, metronidazole was more effective for colitis and ileocolitis than for isolated ileal disease.
This type of Crohn's disease is called ileocolitis.