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Information on Previously Scheduled Outpatient Appointments
To ensure the health and safety of all our patients and team members during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we’re making adjustments to some of our outpatient appointments. View updates to outpatient appointments.
Free Virtual Coronavirus Screenings
IU Health has launched a virtual clinic to offer individuals in Indiana regardless of age free coronavirus (COVID-19) screenings. View screening details.
Información sobre el COVID-19
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Restricciones para visitantes
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Información sobre citas ambulatorias previamente programadas
Para asegurar la salud y la seguridad de todos nuestros pacientes y empleados durante la pandemia del coronavirus (COVID-19), estamos haciendo ajustes en algunas de nuestras citas ambulatorias. Ver actualizaciones de citas ambulatorias.
Exámenes de coronavirus virtuales gratuitos
IU Health ha lanzado una clínica virtual para ofrecer a las personas en Indiana, independientemente de la edad, evaluaciones virtuales para la detección del coronavirus (COVID-19). Ver detalles de la evaluación.
Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that involves ongoing (chronic) inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Ulcerative colitis inflammation affects the colon (large intestine). In children, the condition often affects the entire colon.
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There isn’t anything you or your parents did to get the disease, so you don’t have to feel guilty about it. It is not contagious, which means it can’t be “caught” by someone else.Pediatric GI doctor
The cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown. There is likely an interaction between a child's genetic makeup and their environment that triggers the condition. Many factors can cause ulcerative colitis flare-ups, including infections and physical stress.
Symptoms of ulcerative colitis can vary and may include:
If your child shows signs of ulcerative colitis, a pediatric gastroenterologist can perform the following exams and tests to make a diagnosis:
Treatments for ulcerative colitis include:
Visit the websites below to find support groups and services and learn more about ulcerative colitis.
Riley at IU Health offers a broad range of supportive services to make life better for families who choose us for their children's care.
The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) sponsors support groups and summer camps for children living with ulcerative colitis and provides extensive information about the condition on its website.
The North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition provides patient outreach and education for children and families living with ulcerative colitis.
Our pediatric specialists actively participate in a large variety of local and national research studies for ulcerative colitis. These studies are examining new treatments and new tests to help with diagnosis. We are also participating in studies about the quality of life in children with IBD. Your physician may ask you about your interest in participating in these studies.
In addition to our primary hospital location at the Academic Health Center in Indianapolis, IN, we have convenient locations to better serve our communities throughout the state.
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