TY - CHAP A1 - Carlos H. Barcenas A2 - Nuhad K. Ibrahim ED1 - Masayuki Fukata Y1 - 2012-01-05 PY - 2012 T1 - Chemotherapy–Induced 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. 6 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/28125 DO - 10.5772/28125 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-09-23 ER -