Inflammatory bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease is a collective term for a number of chronic gastrointestinal disorders characterized by vomiting, diarrhea and weight loss.
It is thought that an hypersensitivity type I reactions is involved in the pathogenesis of this disease.
A number of common causes include:
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