Colon nontumor
Inflammatory bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease-general

Topic Completed: 1 May 2013

Revised: 8 January 2019, last major update May 2013

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PubMed Search: inflammatory bowel disease[title]

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Inflammatory bowel disease-general. website. Accessed July 4th, 2020.
Definition / general
Clinical features
  • Often coexists with diverticular disease; presence of Crohn's in diverticular disease is suggested by fissuring ulcers, ulcers outside areas of active diverticulitis and fistulas other than colovesicle or colovaginal; most patients don't develop other IBD lesions
  • Requires clinicopathologic correlation; pathologist should convey histologic findings to clinician, who correlates with clinical history, endoscopy, radiology; disease may be difficult to classify (Histopathology 2006;48:116)
  • Immunosuppressive therapy
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Role of microvasculature

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IL-33 expression

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