Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to a group of chronic disorders that affect the intestines: ulcerative colitis and Chron’s disease. These disorders cause severe and potentially fatal side effects. While both share many similarities, there are distinct differences that separate the two.
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Overview of Chron’s Disease
Chron’s disease is a variation of inflammatory bowel disease that affects the entire intestine. It may occur anywhere along the digestive tract, including the mouth and anus. Chron’s disease is characterized by inflammation and ulcers that affect the lining of the digestive tract. The disease can often be debilitating and may also lead to serious, life-threatening complications.
Overview of Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative colitis differs from Chron’s disease in that it affects only the colon and rectum. It is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) characterized by inflammations and sores called ulcers, that occur in the lining of the rectum and colon. The disease can often be debilitating and may also lead to serious, life-threatening complications.
Causes of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
The cause of inflammatory bowel disease is unknown. However, it has been linked to the popular acne medication known as Accutane and the generic versions of it: Amnesteem, Claravis and Sotret. Those who have used Accutane, or the generic forms, may show signs of an increased risk of developing this chronic disease.
Do I have an Inflammatory Bowel Disease Lawsuit?
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