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Surgical therapy for inflammatory bowel disease

VOL: 97, ISSUE: 10, PAGE NO: 34Judy Sercombe, RN, is inflammatory bowel disease specialist nurse, centre of gastroenterology, Royal Free Hospital, LondonCrohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic, relapsing inflammatory bowel disorders that affect the gastrointestinal tract. Their symptoms are similar and may include the passing of uncontrollable bloody diarrhoea, abdominal pain, fever, anaemia, and loss of appetite and weight.

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