Inflammatory Bowel Disease

(IBD)

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Definition

-  Group of inflammatory conditions of colon & small intestine

 

Associated S/S

-  Blood, mucus, diarrhoea, cramping, tenesmus

-  Arthritis, skin conditions, eye involvement

-  Fever, malaise, nausea, vomiting

-  Weight loss

 

Types

-  Ulcerative Colitis (UC)

-  Crohns Disease

-  Less common types

-  Collagenous Colitis

-  Lymphocytic Colitis

-  Ischaemic Colitis

-  Diversion Colitis

-  Bechets Syndrome

-  Infective Colitis

-  Indeterminate Colitis

  

Differences

-  UC

-  Always effects rectum

-  Continuous lesions

-  Crohns

-  Usually worse quality of life

-  Bowel cancer > 8 yrs post Dx