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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • By: Quratulain Fatima
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Inflammatory bowel disease consists of two disorders: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Both conditions result from abnormal activation of the body's immune system, resulting in an inflamed bowel and concurrent systemic symptoms. These are chronic, idiopathic, and relapsing and ...

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