What Increases Your Risk
You have an increased risk of ulcerative colitis if you:
- Have a family history of the disease. Your risk increases if an immediate family member such as a parent, brother, or sister has the disease.
- Are of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. To learn more about genetic diseases in this group, see the topic Reference Ashkenazi Jewish Genetic Panel (AJGP).
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 8, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology