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Title Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Description Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Creation Date 01 May 1999
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
Inflammatory bowel disease is a major problem, affecting 1 in 2000 individuals in the developed world. In its milder forms it causes diarrhoea and abdominal discomfort, but more severe forms can cause life-threatening blood loss, intra-abdominal infections and an increased risk of bowel cancer. This explains the effects of IBD upon the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract, along with the possible causes of the condition and the treatments available. Particular emphasis is placed on the two main conditions in IBD – ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
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