Tag Archives: inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: medical vs surgical vs “sociological” treatments

The human gut continuously hosts an excess of white blood cells in its wall thickness, this lingering inflammation serving to protect us from the outer world that uses the gut as an invading pathway. Unchecked gut inflammation

Glucocorticoids as a double-edge sword in the inflamed intestine

Chronic intestinal inflammation, in the form of the conditions ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, is relatively common. Glucocorticoids (GCs) are the therapy of choice for the treatment acute flares of these diseases, but they have significant limitations,

Inflammatory bowel disease as a paradoxical effect of anti-TNF alpha therapy

Anti-TNF alpha therapies are used in the treatment of different inflammatory conditions as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Specifically, IBD is a chronic disease characterized by inflammation of gastrointestinal tract, particularly of colon. It includes Crohn disease and

Is there any association between immunosuppressant therapy and cancer related to HPV in men? Can we prevent it?

We reported a rare case of penile squamous carcinoma and inguinal metastasis in a patient with ulcerative colitis under azathioprine for many years. We could identify in the histogical study the presence of 16 and 18 HPV

Inflammatory bowel disease: one, two, or a thousand diseases

The so-called Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Ulcerative Colitis –UC- and Crohn’s Disease –CD-, comprised under the umbrella acronym IBD) often come about with the accompaniment of variegated pathologic conditions that are mostly inflammatory in nature. Among them, the

Psoriasis, more than a skin disease? The involvement of gut microbes

Psoriasis, is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with a high prevalence, of which the exact cause is unknown. Genetic, immunologic and environmental factors all are involved. Psoriasis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease, including Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis,

Is Inflammatory Bowel Disease becoming an epidemic?

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of inflammatory conditions that affect the entire gastrointestinal (GI) tract, but mainly the colon and the small intestine. It falls into the category of autoimmune diseases, in which the immune