Inflammatory bowel disease: epidemiology, pathology and risk factors for hypercoagulability.

  title={Inflammatory bowel disease: epidemiology, pathology and risk factors for hypercoagulability.},
  author={Danuta Owczarek and Dorota Cibor and Mikołaj Krzysztof Głowacki and Tomasz Rodacki and Tomasz H. Mach},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={20 1},
Hypercoagulability observed in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) may lead to thromboembolic events (TE), which affect the venous and arterial systems alike and are an important factor in patients' morbidity and mortality. The risk of TE in IBD patients has been demonstrated to be approximately three-fold higher as compared to the general population. The pathogenesis of thrombosis in IBD patients is multifactorial and not fully explained. The most commonly listed factors include… CONTINUE READING


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