Alternate Names : Granulomatous Colitis
What can be done to prevent the disease?
There is no known way to prevent ulcerative colitis.
What are the long-term effects of the disease?
Ulcerative colitis can cause serious long-term effects, including:
a higher risk of colorectal cancer
life-threatening blood loss
peritonitis, or inflammation of the abdominal cavity lining
What are the risks to others?
Ulcerative colitis is not contagious and poses no risk to others.