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IBD: Blood test could help predict severity, improve treatment

May 10, 2019

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the term that doctors use to describe chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.3% of adults in the United States have IBD.

Types of IBD include Crohn’s disease, which involves the lining of the digestive tract, and ulcerative colitis, which affects the lining of the large intestine and rectum.

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