Colitis is characterized by inflammation of inner lining of colon. Based on the underlying cause of inflammation colitis is categorized into
Microscopic colitis is the inflammatory response caused due to engorgement of collagen or lymphocytes on the wall of colon. Watery diarrhea is the common symptom associated with microscopic colitis.
Chemical colitis: Inflammation caused due to the chemicals.
Ischemic colitis: Ischemic colitis is the inflammation cause due to lack of blood supply to the colon where the arteries that supply blood to colon are constricted and inflamed.
Infectious colitis: occurs due to infections caused by bacteria and viruses. Food borne infections are caused by E.coli, Salmonella, campylobacter and Shigella. Parasitic infections caused by Giardia result in diarrhea. Pseudomembranous colitis is caused by the bacterium Clostridium difficile.
Related Journals of Colitis:
Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Journal, Gastroenterology, World Journal of Gastroenterology, European Journal of Gastroenterology, Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, Neurogastroenterology and Motility, Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Journal of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology.