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Inflammatory bowel disease: introduction 

Inflammatory bowel disease: introduction
Inflammatory bowel disease: introduction

Akshay Batra

and Mark Beattie

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date: 31 May 2020

The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease is 5.2/100,000 children less than 16 years in the UK. Crohn’s disease is the commonest form of inflammatory bowel disease followed by ulcerative colitis and indeterminate colitis. The precise aetiology of inflammatory bowel disease is unknown and reflects a complex interaction between genetic predisposition, immune dysfunction, and environmental triggers.

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