UNDERSTANDING PEDIATRIC UC

WHAT IS PEDIATRIC ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

Pediatric ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects children. No one really knows exactly what causes UC. The symptoms of UC begin when the immune system attacks healthy tissue in the digestive tract, causing inflammation.

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UC causes inflammation in the digestive tract and occurs in the colon and rectum.

In UC, continuous parts of the colon are affected, and inflammation and ulcers appear only on the top layers of the colon.

Over 900,000 children and adults in the United States currently have UC.

1 in 10 people with IBD are under the age of 18.

Children with UC can often get special accommodations at school so they don’t fall behind.

UC is a chronic disease, but it does not affect a child’s life span.

Ask your doctor if REMICADE® can help control your child’s UC symptoms.

REMICADE® isn’t right for everyone, and individual results may vary. Talk with your doctor to decide if REMICADE® may be right for your child.