Ulcerative Colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease, which causes chronic inflammation and ulcers in rectum and colon (large bowel).
In ulcerative colitis, inner lining (mucosa) of rectum and colon gets affected.
Current prevalence of Ulcerative colitis is around 75 to 150 cases per 100,000 people.
The peak onset of ulcerative colitis is in late adolescence and extends to early adulthood ages 15 to 30 years. But it can affect a person at any age from 5 to 85 years. Ulcerative colitis seems to occur equally in males and females.