Diverticular and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

  • Martin H. Floch
Part of the Topics in Gastroenterology book series (TGEN)


This chapter deals with three colon diseases that have been recognized with increased frequency during the 20th century: diverticulosis of the colon, nonspecific ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease (granulomatous ileitis and/or colitis). Although diverticular disease is probably of different etiology than nonspecific ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s ileitis, all three have in common an unknown etiology, inflammation of the colon, an increasing incidence during this century, and suggested environmental factors in their etiology.


Inflammatory Bowel Disease Ulcerative Colitis Celiac Disease Diverticular Disease Chronic Ulcerative Colitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin H. Floch
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Yale University School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology and NutritionNorwalk HospitalUSA

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