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CPD module: inflammatory bowel disease

We review the causes and management of Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis.

We review the causes and management of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis…
After completing this module, you should be more aware of:

·       The two types of inflammatory bowel disease
·       The differences between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
·       IBD prevalence and how it is increasing
·       Symptoms and complications of IBD
·       The inflammatory status in IBD
·       Environmental factors associated with IBD
·       Drug development and targets for monoclonal antibodies
·       NICE guidelines on ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
·       Therapies for IBD including aminosalicylates, steroids, DMARDs and biologics
·       Management of diarrhoea due to IBD
·       Other drugs of note in relation to IBD.