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Crohn’s & colitis: understanding and managing IBD
  1. M Tebruegge

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Allan Hillary Steinhart, Toronto: Published by Robert Rose, 2006, £12.95 (paperback), pp 224.


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This book, which is primarily aimed at lay people, was written by specialists in the field of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at the Gastroenterology Department, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The book is divided into two major parts—“Understanding Crohn’s disease & ulcerative colitis” and “Managing inflammatory bowel disease”. The first part covers simplified anatomy with illustrations, pathogenesis, symptoms of IBD and investigations. The third chapter—titled “What can I expect now that I have IBD”—resembles a collection of frequently asked questions. Nevertheless, these seem to be highly relevant to …

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