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Revista médica de Chile

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Abstract

MELIGRANA, Noelia E. et al. Environmental risk factors in the development and evolution of inflammatory bowel disease. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2019, vol.147, n.2, pp.212-220. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/s0034-98872019000200212.

Environmental factors may influence the development of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and modify its natural history. The objective of this review is to evaluate current evidence about environmental factors associated with the disease. A better knowledge about the pathogenesis of the disease can lead to better treatment strategies and suggestions to prevent the disease.

Keywords : Colitis, Ulcerative; Crohn Disease; Environment; Inflammatory Bowel Diseases; Pathology.

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