Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

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Learn about the signs and symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and the two different types.

Key points

  • IBD is an inflammation of part of the digestive system. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are two types of IBD.
  • IBD comes and goes.
  • Your child may need anti-inflammatory drugs. In severe cases, children with IBD may need to have a liquid diet or surgery.
Last updated: February 18th 2010