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What type of digestive disorder is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

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IBD usually happens in older children or teens. It includes two major digestive disorders:

  • Ulcerative colitis, which causes swelling in the colon
  • Crohn’s disease, which can affect any part of the digestive tract

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: "About EGID." 

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC): “Celiac Disease;" "Crohn’s Disease;" and "Ulcerative Colitis.” 

The Cleveland Clinic: "Diseases and Conditions: Intussusception;” “Malrotation;" and "Short Bowel Syndrome in Children." 

UpToDate: “Clinical Presentation and Diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Disease in Children and Adolescents.”

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on May 02, 2018

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: "About EGID." 

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC): “Celiac Disease;" "Crohn’s Disease;" and "Ulcerative Colitis.” 

The Cleveland Clinic: "Diseases and Conditions: Intussusception;” “Malrotation;" and "Short Bowel Syndrome in Children." 

UpToDate: “Clinical Presentation and Diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Disease in Children and Adolescents.”

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on May 02, 2018

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