• Ulcerative Colitis Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Erythema Nodosum : It is an inflammatory condition characterised by inflammation of the fat cells under the skin, resulting in tender red nodules or lumps that are usually seen on both shins.

Pyoderma gangrenosum : It is a condition that causes tissue to become necrotic, causing deep ulcers that usually occur on the legs.

Conjunctivitis : inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye.

Episcleritis : It is a benign, self-limiting inflammatory disease affecting part of the eye called the episclera.

Uveitis : is a form of eye inflammation and affects the middle layer of tissue in the eye wall.

Ankylosing Spondylitis : It is an inflammatory disease that causes some of the vertebrae in the spine to fuse together.

Spondyloarthropathies : refers to any joint disease of the vertebral column.

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