Abstract

An Update on Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Sairenji T1, Collins KL2, Evans DV3. Prim Care. 2017 Dec;44(4):673-692. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2017.07.010. Epub 2017 Oct 5.
 
     
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1 Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, 1959 Northeast Pacific Street E-304, Seattle, WA 98195-6390, USA. Electronic address: sairenji@uw.edu. 2 Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, 331 NE Thornton Place, Seattle, WA 98125, USA. 3 Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, 1959 Northeast Pacific Street E-304, Seattle, WA 98195-6390, USA.

Abstract

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes 2 chronic idiopathic inflammatory diseases: ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease. The incidence and prevalence of IBD is increasing worldwide. It can affect people of all ages, including children and geriatric populations, and can impact all aspects of life. In this article, diagnosis and treatment of IBD in adults, pediatric, pregnant, and elderly populations are explored from the perspective of a primary care physician.

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