Module 1. Understanding IBD

Animation - What is Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes chronic inflammation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This animation describes what happens to the immune system to cause Crohn’s disease, its symptoms (such as abdominal pain and diarrhea), and factors that contribute to its development (including genetics and environmental factors).
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Animation - What is Crohn’s Disease?
1. Animation - What is Crohn’s Disease?
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2. Slide Show - What is Crohn’s Disease?
Animation - What is Ulcerative Colitis?
3. Animation - What is Ulcerative Colitis?
Slide Show - What is Ulcerative Colitis?
4. Slide Show - What is Ulcerative Colitis?
Animation - Diagnosing IBD
5. Animation - Diagnosing IBD
Slide Show - Diagnosing IBD
6. Slide Show - Diagnosing IBD
Animation - Goals of IBD Management
7. Animation - Goals of IBD Management
Slide Show - Goals of IBD Management
8. Slide Show - Goals of IBD Management
Animation - Understanding the Risks and Benefits of IBD Therapies
9. Animation - Understanding the Risks and Benefits of IBD Therapies
Slide Show - Understanding the Risks and Benefits of IBD Therapies
10. Slide Show - Understanding the Risks and Benefits of IBD Therapies

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