Inflammatory bowel disease

Common Name(s)

Inflammatory bowel disease, IBD

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the chronic redness and swelling (inflammation) of all or part of the digestive tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. The exact cause of the inflammation in IBD is not known, but a person’s immune system and genetic makeup are both thought to play a role. Risk factors for developing IBD includes older age, Caucasian (white) ethnic background, cigarette smoking, and using certain medications.

The two main types of IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Ulcerative colitis is a condition that causes inflammation and sores (ulcers) on the inside lining of the large intestine. Crohn’s disease causes inflammation that spreads deep into the affected tissue and usually affects the large intestine, the small intestine, or both. Symptoms of IBD vary and depend on the location and severity of the inflammation. Symptoms may include diarrhea, fever and fatigue, abdominal pain and cramping, blood in the stool, reduced appetite, and unintended weight loss.

To diagnose IBD, a physician will first rule out other possible causes of the symptoms. To confirm a diagnosis of IBD, your doctor may order a blood test to look for low red blood cells (anemia), a procedure that uses a small camera to examines your digestive tract for signs of IBD (endoscopy or colonoscopy), and imaging tests (X-rays, CT, or MRI) to look for evidence of IBD. Treatment includes the use of medications that reduces the immune system’s response and decreases the inflammation in the digestive tract. In severe cases, surgery may be needed. Although this condition is serious, affected individuals can live a normal life with proper treatment and care. If you or your child has been diagnosed with IBD, talk with your doctor about the current treatment options.

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Inc.

CCFA's mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2014

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Inflammatory bowel disease" for support, advocacy or research.

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Inc.

CCFA's mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

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Last Updated: 8 Apr 2014

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Inflammatory bowel disease" returned 2432 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Subphenotypes of inflammatory bowel disease are characterized by specific serum protein profiles.
 

Author(s): Erik Andersson, Daniel Bergemalm, Robert Kruse, Gunter Neumann, Mauro D'Amato, Dirk Repsilber, Jonas Halfvarson

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Genetic and immunological data indicate that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are characterized by specific inflammatory protein profiles. However, the serum proteome of IBD is still to be defined. We aimed to characterize the inflammatory serum protein profiles of Crohn's disease ...

Last Updated: 5 Oct 2017

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Childhood onset inflammatory bowel disease and risk of cancer: a Swedish nationwide cohort study 1964-2014.
 

Author(s): O Olén, J Askling, M C Sachs, P Frumento, M Neovius, K E Smedby, A Ekbom, P Malmborg, J F Ludvigsson

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Objective To assess risk of cancer in patients with childhood onset inflammatory bowel disease in childhood and adulthood.Design Cohort study with matched general population reference individuals using multivariable Cox regression to estimate hazard ratios.Setting Swedish national ...

Last Updated: 21 Sep 2017

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PCR detection of human herpesviruses in colonic mucosa of individuals with inflammatory bowel disease: Comparison with individuals with immunocompetency and HIV infection.
 

Author(s): Takayuki Shimada, Naoyoshi Nagata, Koki Okahara, Akane Joya, Tsunefusa Hayashida, Shinichi Oka, Toshiyuki Sakurai, Junichi Akiyama, Naomi Uemura, Hiroyuki Gatanaga

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Detection of human herpesviruses (HHVs) other than cytomegalovirus (CMV) in colonic mucosa of individuals with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) remains unknown. This study identified eight HHVs in the colonic mucosa of individuals with IBD and compared the results with immunocompetent ...

Last Updated: 13 Sep 2017

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Inflammatory bowel disease" returned 941 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A systematic review of cost-effectiveness studies comparing conventional, biological and surgical interventions for inflammatory bowel disease.
 

Author(s): Nadia Pillai, Mark Dusheiko, Bernard Burnand, Valérie Pittet

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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic disease placing a large health and economic burden on health systems worldwide. The treatment landscape is complex with multiple strategies to induce and maintain remission while avoiding long-term complications. The extent to which rising ...

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2017

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Host gene-microbiome interactions: molecular mechanisms in inflammatory bowel disease.
 

Author(s): Hiutung Chu

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Recent studies have identified links between host genetic variants and microbial recognition of the microbiome. Defects in host-microbiome interactions in individuals harboring inflammatory bowel disease risk alleles may result in imbalances of the microbial community, impaired pathogen ...

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2017

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) pharmacotherapy and the risk of serious infection: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Chelle L Wheat, Cynthia W Ko, Kindra Clark-Snustad, David Grembowski, Timothy A Thornton, Beth Devine

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The magnitude of risk of serious infections due to available medical therapies of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) remains controversial. We conducted a systematic review and network meta-analysis of the existing IBD literature to estimate the risk of serious infection in adult IBD ...

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2017

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Registry in Daegu-Gyeongbuk
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Idiopathic Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease

 

Last Updated: 23 Jul 2016

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Safety and Tolerability Of Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stromal Cells in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

 

Last Updated: 17 Aug 2017

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MyChart in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

 

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2017

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