Pharmacy Clinical Pearl of the Day: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Symptoms of IBD include diarrhea, fatigue, abdominal pain, cramping, blood in stool, reduced appetite, and weight loss.

Clinical Pearl of the Day: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

IBD: Chronic inflammation of the digestive tract.

Explanation:

  • Types of IBD include:
    • Ulcerative colitis: A condition that causes inflammation and ulcers along the large intestine and rectum
    • Crohn disease: A condition causing inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract, especially the deeper layers
  • Symptoms of IBD include diarrhea, fatigue, abdominal pain, cramping, blood in stool, reduced appetite, and weight loss.
  • Treatment options: Anti-inflammatory drugs, immune suppressants, biologic drugs, antibiotics, pain relievers, anti-diarrheal drugs, vitamins and supplements.

Reference:

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

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