Assadsangabi A, Lobo AJ. Diagnosing and managing inflammatory bowel disease. Practitioner 2013; 257 (1763):13-18

Diagnosing and managing inflammatory bowel disease

25 Jul 2013Pais-up subscribers

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has a prevalence of around 400 per 100,000 in the UK. The two major types of IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Both are characterised by a relapsing and remitting course.  Inflammatory markers in the blood are not always raised in ulcerative colitis. The diagnosis is confirmed by typical histological features on biopsy.

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