Inflammatory disorders

Researchers discover new drug target for inflammatory bowel disease

A set of interacting molecules in immune cells of the gut is responsible for preventing the inflammation seen in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), UT Southwestern researchers report in a new study. The findings, published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Global trends in rates of IBD hospitalization examined

For countries with compounding prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD; stage 3), hospitalization rates are stable, while they are increasing for countries with accelerating incidence, according to a systematic review ...


Gold may hold the secret to treating inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), also known as "green cancer," is a chronic, non-specific disease of the intestine. IBD includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, both of which tend to be debilitating, lifelong conditions ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Inflammatory bowel disease increases risks for pregnant women

Pregnant women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and their babies face increased risks and complications compared to pregnant women without IBD. Those are the findings from a new University of Missouri School of Medicine ...

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In medicine, colitis (pl. colitides) refers to an inflammation of the colon and is often used to describe an inflammation of the large intestine (colon, caecum and rectum).

Colitides may be acute and self-limited or chronic, i.e. persistent, and broadly fit into the category of digestive diseases.

In a medical context, the label colitis (without qualification) is used if:

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