Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the colon (large intestine) and rectum, causing inflammation and ulcers within the lining of the bowel. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease offers medical and surgical treatment for children affected by this condition.

Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease: Josh's Story