|It is a disease characterized by inflammation and ulceration
of the colon with bloody diarrhoea and occasional remission
and exacerbations due to some unknown causes.
The disease is common in females and sometimes a family history
In mild cases, there may be an occasional loose stool with
blood and mucus. Sometimes constipation may be present.
In severe cases, the patient is very ill, temperature is
high, toxaemia is present along with tachycardia and a dry-coated
tongue. There may be frequent loose motion with blood, pus
The patient becomes anaemic and exhausted. Gradually there
is weight loss. Anorexia, abdominal pain and distension are
also seen. Due to much diarrhoea, dehydration with electrolyte
imbalance may develop. A history of intolerance to dairy products
may be seen.
Remissions and exacerbations are commonly seen. Liver is
palpable soft and tender and abdominal tenderness may be present.
Fistulain and rectal prolapse; haemorrhage; perforation,
dilatation, carcinoma of colon; psoriasis; polyarthropathy;
iritis; conjunctivitis; thrombophlebitis and nutrition deficiency.
The patient should take an easily digestible diet. Some good
homoeo medicines are Colocynth, Sulphur, Meresol,. Mersccor,
Kurchi, Nuxvom and Ferrum phos can be used.