Inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease is a group of inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are the principal types of inflammatory bowel disease. It is important to note that not only does Crohn's disease affect the small intestine and large intestine, it can also affect the mouth, oesophagus, stomach and the anus whereas ulcerative colitis primarily affects the colon and the rectum. IBD resulted in 51,000 deaths in 2013 and 55,000 deaths in 1990. ... more on Wikipedia

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