Causes of Inflammatory bowel disease


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Cause details for Inflammatory bowel disease: Inflammatory bowel disease is the general name for two diseases that cause inflammation in the intestines, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The cause of the disease is unknown, but researchers speculate that it may be a virus or bacteria interacting with the body's immune system. There is no evidence to support the theory that inflammatory bowel disease is caused by tension, anxiety, or other psychological factors or disorders. 1

Related information for causes of Inflammatory bowel disease: Further relevant information on causes of Inflammatory bowel disease may be found in the risk factors for Inflammatory bowel disease and underlying causes of Inflammatory bowel disease.

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1. excerpt from Facts and Fallacies About Digestive Diseases: NIDDK

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