Does ulcerative proctitis affect children differently than adults?

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Ulcerative proctitis is more common among adults than children. However, children usually receive the same type of treatment when they are diagnosed with the disorder. Some research suggests that ulcerative proctitis may progress to become the more serious ulcerative colitis, which affects a larger portion of the colon, more often in children than in adults.

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