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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Crohn's disease can lead to metabolic bone disease and an increased incidence of fractures.
Gastrointestinal and respiratory infections, cigarette smoking, and use of NSAIDs have been implicated in initiating or exacerbating Crohn's disease.
A 51-year-old man with a diagnosis of Crohn's disease (pathologic diagnosis confirmed by intestinal biopsy) was referred for evaluation of bilateral decreased vision occur-ring over a 2-month period.
Surgery to remove part of the intestine can help ease the symptoms of Crohn's disease but it cannot cure it.
At no time had the patient experienced any exacerbation of his intestinal Crohn's disease.
The team found that microbial balance was disrupted in patients with Crohn's disease, with beneficial microbes missing and pathological ones flourishing.
We performed a prospective trial to determine whether cannabis can induce remission in patients with Crohn's disease.
The effect sizes were "in the same range we found for current smoking, oral contraceptive use, and NSAID use," all of which are known risk factors for Crohn's disease, said Dr.
Metastatic cutaneous Crohn's disease of the nipple: report of a case.
The existing dental and medical literature documents a broad spectrum of oral Crohn's disease (OCD) manifestations in adults and children [Williams et al.
Common symptoms of Crohn's disease include: diarrhoea, abdominal pain and fatigue.