Which conditions can cause colitis?

Updated: Jan 04, 2019
  • Author: David A Piccoli, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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In addition, numerous different conditions can cause colitis, each of which has its own pathophysiology. These include the following:

  • Allergic colitis

  • Pseudomembranous colitis

  • Infectious colitis (bacterial, parasitic, or viral)

  • Ischemic colitis

  • Colitis secondary to immune deficiency disorders

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