How do other illnesses affect fulminant colitis?

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Fulminant colitis is a severe form of ulcerative colitis. Additional illnesses or conditions may be among the complications of ulcerative colitis. Also, drugs used to treat ulcerative colitis may have side effects that cause other illnesses or conditions.

Complications of this disease include:

  • arthritis, as well as inflammation and pain along the spine
  • osteoporosis
  • liver diseases
  • kidney stones
  • skin rashes and conditions
  • episcleritis, a painful eye condition that impairs vision

Side effects of drugs used to treat this condition include:

  • high blood pressure
  • acne
  • eye problems like cataracts and glaucoma
  • bone problems including osteoporosis

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