Definitions for "Inflammatory bowel disease"
Keywords:  crohn, colitis, ulcers, ibd, bowel
inflammatory diseases of the colon, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, which often increase the risk of colorectal carcinoma.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease is a general term for diseases that cause inflammation in the intestines. The two most common types of IBD are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Characterized by fever, pain, abscess formation, severe diarrhea, bleeding and ulceration of the intestine's mucous membrane lining. Cause is unknown. Treatment includes fluids, cortisone drugs, antibiotics, diet change and sometimes surgery.