Genetic study uncovers continuum of inflammatory bowel diseases

Inflammatory bowel disease should be classified into three distinct groups — ileal Crohn’s disease, colonic Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis — the largest genotype-phenotype study of inflammatory bowel disease to date concludes. The research involved nearly 30 000 patients with inflammatory bowel disease from 49 centres worldwide, as well as matching genotypes from more than 150000 ...

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