Occupational risk factors in inflammatory bowel disease

Gualtiero Ricciardi, Veruscka Leso, Ivo Iavicoli

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Abstract

Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Although the aetiology of IBD is not completely understood, an interaction between genetic and environmental factors has been proposed. In this context, however, environmental epidemiology lacks a comprehensive evaluation of the possible role of occupational exposures in IBD development and progression. Therefore, aim of our review was to evaluate how certain occupational risk factors may affect IBD pathogenesis, clinical history and severity of disease manifestations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2838-2851
Number of pages14
JournalEuropean Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Volume19
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • bowel disease (IBD)
  • occupational exposures

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