Managing IBD Complications and Extraintestinal Manifestations

Learn about managing complications of IBD and extraintestinal manifestations including symptoms, malnutrition, fistulas and abscesses, fissures, reduced bone density and osteoporosis, arthritis and colorectal cancer.


Dr. John Marshall, Professor in the Department of Medicine and Head of the Division of Gastroenterology at McMaster University, Member of the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute.

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  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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