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Gastrointestinal - Inflammatory bowel diseases

                Ulcerative Colitis            Crohn’s Disease

Age            usually 20-40                0-50 but more common 20-40

Bleeding            very common                unusual

Abdominal pain        rare                    common

Abdominal         rare                    occasional


Abdominal         no                    occasional


Anal lesions        no                    common

Rectal             95%                    50%


Small intestine         no                    usual involvement
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