Enfermedad inflamatoria del intestino

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Enfermedad inflamatoria del intestino

La enfermedad de Crohn, también denominada enteritis regional, es una inflamación crónica de los intestinos que por lo general se limita a la porción final del intestino delgado, el íleon. La colitis ulcerativa es una inflamación similar del colon o intestino grueso. Estas y otras EII (enfermedades inflamatorias del intestino) se han vinculado con un incremento en el riesgo de cáncer colorrectal.

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  • Last Reviewed on 10/29/2012
  • George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, and Stephanie Slon.

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