Journal of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases & Disorders

ISSN: 2476-1958

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Anjali Singh


  • Review Article
    Symptomatic Effects of Smoking in Ulcertive Colitis: A Clinical Dilemma
    Author(s): Yashi Jain and Anjali SinghYashi Jain and Anjali Singh

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a digestive tract disorder manifesting mainly in two forms, namely Crohn’s disease (inflammation of digestive tract) and ulcerative colitits (inflammation of large intestine lining) .Genetic and environmental factors could potentially predispose towards IBD. From a smoking perspective, ulcerative colitis is frequently observed in ex-smokers of non-smokers whereas Crohn’s disease is frequently observed among smokers. Smoking was reported to have distinct effects in these two types of disorders, nevertheless elicitation of humoral and cellular immunity was observed to be common in both the types of IBDs. Smoking has been implicated in disease amelioration in case of UC. However, smoking has been associated with several adverse effects including cardiovascular disease and carcinogenesis which outweigh the beneficial aspects. The present rev.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2476-1958.1000129

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