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Crohn Disease FAQs (cont.)

What is inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD?

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is actually two diseases - Crohn's disease and a similar condition called ulcerative colitis. Because these diseases have many similarities, doctors often refer to them together as IBD.

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