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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Serology

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a descriptive term that encompasses Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). The American College of www.avecag.org.mx Gastroenterology Practice Parameters Committee recommends a combination of clinical, endoscopic, histologic, radiographic and propecia sale surgical findings to differentiate between CD and UC.

In approximately 20% of cases, overlapping symptoms, radiographic and histologic features make the differential diagnosis difficult. It is important to accurately differentiate between these two diseases because they have different prognoses and treatments. Patients with UC are at increased risk of developing colon cancer. When medical treatment fails to free cialis control the inflammatory process, colectomy is indicated as curative therapy. In contrast, surgery is not curative and can lead to further complications in patients with CD. Also, CD patients may benefit from treatment with infliximab, an anti-tumor necrosis factor antibody.

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