IBD

Crohn’s disease

What is Crohn’s disease? Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn’s disease is caused by long-term inflammation that damages the digestive tract and prevents it from working normally. The symptoms of Crohn’s disease include diarrhea, fever, weight loss, bloating, and bloody stools. The digestive tract includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small …
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Ulcerative colitis

What is ulcerative colitis? Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis is caused by long-term inflammation that damages the colon and prevents it from working normally. The symptoms of ulcerative colitis include diarrhea, fever, weight loss, bloating, and bloody stools. How do pathologists make this diagnosis? If your doctor suspects …
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Chronic colitis

Last edited and reviewed on February 9, 2020 by Jason Wasserman MD PhD FRCPC Quick facts: Chronic colitis is a medical condition where the colon is damaged by cells from the immune system attack the cells inside the colon causing inflammation and damage. For most people chronic colitis is caused by inflammatory bowel disease, either …
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Primary sclerosing cholangitis

This article was last reviewed and updated on October 3, 2018 by Stephanie Reid, MD FRCPC Quick facts: Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a liver disease caused by cells from the immune system attacking and damaging the cells that line small channels in the liver called ducts. This damage prevents the liver from functioning normally. Long …
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