Gastrointestinal System - Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (1). It is a condition with exacerbations (or flare-ups) and remissions and is characterized by chronic inflammation at different sites in the gastrointestinal tract (1).
  • Crohn’s Disease - inflammation that is patchy and affects mostly the ileum of the small intestines with fistula, mass/obstruction and abscess development common (1,2). Symptoms include chronic diarrhea, abdominal cramping and pain, fever,
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Last Updated: 2023-01-16