Scientific Publications

Categorized: Abstracts & Presentations, Gastroenterology

Gastroduodenal Pathology in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). Traditionally, CD is thought to involve the entire gastrointestinal tract in a patchy manner. UC involves the colon in a diffuse and continuous manner. Upper gastrointestinal inflammation, relatively common in CD, has been shown to occur also in UC, albeit less frequently.

Focal active gastritis (also referred to as “focally enhanced gastritis”) has been reported in various percentages of patients with CD, whereas chronic inactive gastritis has been associated with UC. Recently, chronic active duodenitis, known to occur in CD, has been reported also in patients with UC. It remains unclear whether these findings could help establish a specific diagnosis in patients with suspected IBD.

This study was designed to assess the prevalence and the types of gastritis and duodenitis in patients with a synchronous diagnosis of IBD.

View the poster here.