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Ulcerative Colitis (cont.)

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Cause

The cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown. It may be caused by an abnormal response by the body's immune system to normal intestinal bacteria. Disease-causing bacteria and viruses also may play a role.

Ulcerative colitis can run in families.

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