It says you have inflammation in the ileum, known as ileitis, present within the mucosa (shallow tissue). The inflammation demonstrates both signs of acute (non-chronic) and chronic changes. When both acute and chronic are mentioned within the same biopsy sample, it always is the chronic part that sticks and is the most meaningful of the pair.
Unfortunately, some biopsy reports can be more detailed than others.
I'd assume you have UC unless something jumps out as being Crohn's disease. Like seeing aphthous ulcers (large, white canker sore-like ulcers within your intestine) would be a dead-giveaway of crohn's.
Exactly what you have may not matter all that much. Treating UC, Crohn's and a few of the varying shades of gray diagnosis's in-between (indeterminate-colitis, crohn's-colitis, etc) are all pretty much the same. Same meds, same screenings, same most everything (with the exception of surgeries).
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John, 40, UC Proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/6wks; daily 75mgs 6MP, 4.8g generic-Lialda, and rowasaHmmm call a plumber or an exorcist? UC is responsible for some truly terrifying things...
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