2. Diagnosis

To understand the methods of diagnosis including major differentials and to provide advice in cases where the diagnosis is unclear

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2.1.  Knows the major differential diagnoses of IBD, including infection – (viral, bacterial, and amoebic), vasculitis, ischaemia, Behcet’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) etc.

2.2.  Knows the appropriate investigations to distinguish the above, and their limitations

2.3.  Knows the differential when a patient with known IBD presents with symptoms including – active IBD, bacterial overgrowth, bile salt malabsorption, obstruction, enteric infection, sepsis, non-inflammatory symptoms (IBS) etc.


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Topic 2.1; 2.2; 2.3 :

What is IBD, and what is the difference between Ulcerative Colitis and Crohns Disease?

J. Mansfield

ECCO'18 Vienna


Topic 2.7 :

Management of refractory pouchitis

I. Dotan

ECCO'18 Vienna


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