TY - CHAP A1 - R.C. Anderson A2 - J.E. Dalziel A3 - P.K. Gopal A4 - S. Bassett A5 - A. Ellis A6 - N.C. Roy ED1 - Masayuki Fukata Y1 - 2012-01-05 PY - 2012 T1 - The Role of Intestinal Barrier Function in Early Life in the Development of Colitis N2 - 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. BT - Colitis SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/25753 DO - 10.5772/25753 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-11-18 ER -