Is IBD two diseases – or three? For those of you who are interested in the genetic element of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, this article from The Lancet provides food for thought.
“Our data support a continuum of disorders within inflammatory bowel disease, much better explained by three groups (ileal Crohn’s disease, colonic Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis) than by Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis as currently defined. Disease location is an intrinsic aspect of a patient’s disease, in part genetically determined, and the major driver to changes in disease behaviour over time.”
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