Chronic intestinal inflammation: inflammatory bowel disease and colitis-associated colon cancer

Abstract

The inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), are chronic inflammatory disorders of the intestine. The prevalence in the United States is greater than 200 cases per 100,000, with the total number of IBD patients between 1 and 1.5 million. CD may affect all parts of the gastrointestinal tract, from mouth… (More)
DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2012.00107

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