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GI Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease included Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. This is an autoimmune disease in which the body's own immune system attacks elements of the digestive system. They affect males and females, with the commonest age of onset in childhood, teens and early adult life. Previously restricted almost exclusively to the West, these conditions are becoming much more common in Asian countries, including Hong Kong – the cause of this dramatic change is unknown.