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Colonic Disorders 

Colonic Disorders
Colonic Disorders

Conor G. Loftus

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date: 27 September 2020

Inflammatory bowel disease refers to 2 disorders of unknown cause: ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease. Other possible causes of inflammation, especially infection, should be excluded before making the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease. The presence of chronic inflammation on biopsy is the key factor for making a diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease.

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