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Inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease covers chronic non-specific inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, of which the two major forms are Crohn\'s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Crohn\'s disease is characterised by thickened areas of the gastrointestinal wall, with inflammation extending through all layers, deep ulceration and fissuring of the mucosa, and the presence of granulomas; affected areas may occur in any part of the gastrointestinal tract, interspersed with...

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