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Inflammation of the colon is collectively called "Colitis". Since a variety of conditions may cause colitis and its manifestations are similar among the causes, selection of the right treatment based on the correct diagnosis is important in the management of this group of illnesses. Over the last few decades, a major shift has been observed in the clinical attention to the pathogenesis of colitis from infectious to idiopathic inflammatory bowel diseases. Colitis cases that are associated with chemical therapeutics and specific pathogens such as amoeba, have become prominent in hospitalized individuals and immune deficient patients, respectively. In addition, a great deal of progress has been made in colitis research triggering the need for updating our knowledge about colitis. This book Colitis provides comprehensive information on the pathogenesis, mechanism of resolution, and treatment strategies of colitis.

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ColitisEdited by Fukata

Published: January 5th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1555

ISBN: 978-953-307-799-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6623-8

Copyright year: 2012

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34491 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

19 Web of Science Citations

29 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Role of Intestinal Barrier Function in Early Life in the Development of Colitis

By R.C. Anderson, J.E. Dalziel, P.K. Gopal, S. Bassett, A. Ellis and N.C. Roy


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2. Resolution of Colitis-Associated Inflammation

By Hennebert Olivier, Pelissier Marie-Agnès and Morfin Robert


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3. Amebic Colitis

By María Carolina Isea, Andrés Escudero-Sepulveda and Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales


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4. Clostridium difficile-Associated Colitis: Role of the Immune Response and Approach to Treatment

By Katie Solomon and Lorraine Kyne


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5. Fulminant Amoebic Colitis: Role of the Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses

By Ventura-Juárez Javier, Campos-Esparza María del Rosario, Muñoz-Ortega Martin-H and Campos-Rodríguez Rafael


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6. Chemotherapy–Induced Colitis

By Carlos H. Barcenas and Nuhad K. Ibrahim


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7. Drug and Cell Delivery Systems in the Treatment of Colitis

By Kristina Mladenovska


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8. Protective Effects of Japanese Black Vinegar “Kurozu” and Its Sediment “Kurozu Moromimatsu” on Dextran Sulfate Sodium-induced Experimental Colitis

By Toru Shizuma, Chiharu Tanaka, Hidezo Mori and Naoto Fukuyama


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9. Innate Immunity: A Potent Target for Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By Masayuki Fukata


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