7 steps for preventive care in IBD

Assist patients to implement a preventive approach to care in inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) describes a group of idiopathic and chronic inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.

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IBD is further classified into Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.1

Crohn’s disease is characterised by transmural inflammation involving any part of the GI tract.

Ulcerative colitis involves mucosal inflammation extending proximally from the rectum to involve a variable length of colon.

Approximately 10% of cases cannot be defined as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease and