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Author: Hon A/Prof Amanda Oakley, Dermatologist, Hamilton, New Zealand, September 2015.
There are two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) — ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease. Both are characterised by abdominal pain and diarrhoea, sometimes with bleeding.
Although the two diseases are quite separate, accurate diagnosis can sometimes be difficult especially in the early stages. Therefore the involvement of other organs can help to make the distinction.
DermNet NZ includes the following pages about inflammatory bowel disease:
Some nonspecific conditions occur more commonly with IBD than in the general population, but also do occur without bowel disease, and the pathology is not diagnostic for the bowel disease.
IBD can lead to complications of malabsorption caused by bowel inflammation or surgery, resulting in deficiencies in vitamins and minerals.
Skin reactions may also arise to medications prescribed for IBD.
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