Batool Mutar Mahdi

University of Baghdad

Prof Dr. Batool Mutar Mahdi is a medical doctor, Consultant in Clinical Immunology and Head of HLA Research Unit, Al-Kindy College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad- Iraq. She currently works as Professor of \Clinical Immunology\ at the same University and holds a Master\'s degree in Clinical Immunology and a board degree in Pathology-Clinical Immunology from Iraqi Board of Clinical Specialization, Iraq where she has identified the HLA typing of Iraqi population. She has published 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals that awarded several times . She is focused on the aetiopathogenesis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. She has written e 3 chapters in books and has given oral and poster presentation at various medical conferences. Prof Dr Batool is an international member of the American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics and other medical societies.

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Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic immune-mediated inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract of unknown origin, which includes Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and inflammatory bowel disease of unclassified type. It is associated with different intestinal and extraintestinal manifestations like different neurological and psychiatric disorders. Histology is an important tool in the diagnosis and prognosis of inflammatory bowel disease and has an increasing part in patients' management. The objective of treatment is to make and keep long-lasting remission by immunosuppressive treatment like corticosteroids, thiopurines, and monoclonal antibodies directed against tumor necrosis factor alpha. Therapeutic drug monitoring of thiopurines by measuring levels of their metabolites has been proposed as a potentially effective tool in optimizing therapy in inflammatory bowel disease. Diets and their components influence microbiota of the intestine, function of the epithelial barrier, immune response, and other factors that have an important role in development and treatment of inflammation in the gut mucosa.

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