Crohn's disease


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Related to Crohn's disease: ulcerative colitis, colitis

Crohn's disease:

see colitiscolitis,
inflammation of the colon, or large intestine. The term "colitis" may be used to refer to any of a number of disorders involving the colon. Symptoms include diarrhea (often with blood and mucus), abdominal pain, and fever.
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Crohn's disease

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(medicine)
Chronic inflammation of the colon and stomach of unknown etiology that involves the full thickness of the intestinal wall, often with bowel narrowing and obstruction of the lumen. It is usually accompanied by granulomas; and abdominal cramps, alteration of bowel function, and diminished food intake are common.
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Medicines used to treat ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease include: immunosuppressants to reduce the activity of the immune system and biologics - specific antibodybased treatments given by injection and antibiotics.
Geographic variations were observed in tertiles of age-adjusted hospitalization rates with any-listed Crohn's disease in 2013 among participating HCUP states (Figure 2), with age-adjusted hospitalization rates per 100,000 ranging from 19-2 in Hawaii to 91-6 in Rhode Island.
The report reviews key players involved Crohn's Disease (Regional Enteritis) therapeutics and enlists all their major and minor projects
In my experience, the Specific Carbohydrate Diet has been highly beneficial for several patients with Crohn's disease.
When the researchers analyzed the effects of antibiotics, which are sometimes used to treat Crohn's disease symptoms prior to diagnosis, they found that antibiotic usage in children with Crohn's disease could be counterproductive because it causes a loss of good microbes and an increase in pathological ones.
Data source: The study evaluated and compared intestinal tissue samples of 14 patients with Crohn's disease obtained during intestinal surgery and 6 patients undergoing intestinal surgery for reasons that did not include inflammatory bowel disease.
Crohn's disease has no cure, but is often treated with dietary changes, corticosteroids, or, in extreme cases, invasive surgery.
Metastatic Crohn's disease presenting as chronic perivulvar and perirectal ulcerations in an adolescent patient.
Weight and height z scores, Crohn's disease relapse, courses of prescribed steroids, use of immuno-modulators, and number of surgical interventions were not different between patients with active oral disease and those with no oral lesions.
Diagnosing Crohn's disease is quite difficult and needs specialized practitioners in order to study individual cases through patient history, clinical examination and blood tests", added Dr Al Fadly.
Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic disorder that's characterized by inflammation of the lining of the digestive system.