World Gastroenterology Organisation

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WGO Practice Guideline

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)


Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of idiopathic chronic inflammatory intestinal conditions. The two main disease categories are Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), which have both overlapping and distinct clinical and pathological features.

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  • Charles Bernstein (Canada, Chair)
  • Abraham Eliakim (Israel)
  • Suliman Fedail (Sudan)
  • Michael Fried (Switzerland)
  • Richard Gearry (New Zealand)
  • Khean-Lee Goh (Malaysia)
  • Saeed Hamid (Pakistan)
  • Aamir Ghafor Khan (Pakistan)
  • Igor Khalif (Russia)
  • Siew C. Ng (Hong Kong, China)
  • Qin Ouyang (China)
  • Jean-Francois Rey (France)
  • Ajit Sood (India)
  • Flavio Steinwurz (Brazil)
  • Gillian Watermeyer (South Africa)
  • Anton LeMair (The Netherlands)

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