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Does fulminant colitis affect children differently than adults?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

No, the symptoms of fulminant colitis are the same no matter the age when the illness is acquired. The disease does, however, occur in younger people. People aged 15 to 30 are the most highly impacted group.

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