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Causes of IBD

The cause of IBD is considered complex and multifactorial. Rather than the existence of one cause, it is at present recognized that several factors play a role including:

  • Immune system
  • Genetic
  • Environmental (dietary, infectious, pathogenic)


If you are interested in other gastrointestinal-focused information and intervention websites developed and hosted at
Swinburne University of Technology,
please go to:

IBSclinic.org.au for individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Gastroparesisclinic.org for individuals with Gastroparesis


This website and its content is not intended or recommended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek advice of your own physician or other qualified health care professional regarding any medical questions or conditions.

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