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Revista colombiana de Gastroenterología

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IZQUIERDO, Viviana Parra et al. A special combination of pregnancy and inflammatory bowel disease: case report and literature review. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2019, vol.34, n.4, pp.425-432. ISSN 0120-9957.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) comprises a spectrum of chronic immune-mediated diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract. Onset typical occurs in adulthood. Its incidence is increasing everywhere, the highest incidence of Crohn’s disease of 20.2 per 100,000 people/year is in North America while the incidence of ulcerative colitis is 24.3 per 100,000 people/year in Europe. Since it is not curable, the remission is the main objective of management. Many women are affected by IBD at different stages of their lives, including during reproductive life, pregnancy and menopause, so the way the disease is managed in reproductive age women can affect IBD’s course. Treatment and maintenance strategies are very relevant. For patients with a desire to have children, disease remission is very important from conception through pregnancy to birth to ensure adequate results for both mother and fetus. It is well known that active disease during conception and pregnancy is associated with adverse outcomes of pregnancy. In addition, active perianal disease is an indication for cesarean delivery which entails increased risk of bowel surgery and complications in the postoperative period. We present a case of IBD during pregnancy.

Keywords : Inflammatory bowel disease; Crohn’s disease; ulcerative colitis; pregnancy.

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