Idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease

Idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease

A term of art for a case of inflammatory bowel disease, which is known to be either ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, but for which the diagnosis cannot be neatly classified as one or the other diagnosis.
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B, Higher-magnification view of diverticular disease-associated colitis mimicking idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease. C, Collagenous colitis may complicate longstanding idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease.
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes diffuse inflammation of the colon and rectum.
Radiographic features and differentiation of idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease. Radiol Clin North Am 1987; 25:47-66
Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are referred to in the literature as idiopathic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).
His main fields of interest are chronic idiopathic inflammatory bowel diseases, esophagitis, and gastrointestinal cancer.

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