143123 - How to Treat quiz: Inflammatory bowel disease
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How to Treat quiz: Inflammatory bowel diseaseRelevance to General Practice
Diagnosis at an early stage allows for relief of symptoms by controlling inflammation and an effort aims to prevent long-term disability and complications. This condition commonly presents in young people and hence bowel symptoms coupled with elevated inflammatory markers (in blood and, stool) should lead to a high index of suspicion.
Inflammatory bowel disease can severely affect social functioning and cause significant disruption to employment, education, relationships and family life.