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Crohn disease
Patterns of Crohn disease
Patterns of disease involvement of the gastrointestinal tract from Crohn's.
Synonyms
Synonyms
Crohn's disease
MeSH D003424
ICD-9

555

ICD-10

K50

eMedicine

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DDx
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Treatment
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MedlinePlus

000249

Patient.co.uk

Professional Reference
Patient Reference

OMIM

266600

Wikipedia

Crohn disease

Crohn disease (CD) is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that can affect any part of the digestive tract, although it most commonly affects the large intestine in a non-continuous way, with patchy regions of diseased bowel, unlike ulcerative colitis (UC; the other form of IBD) that primarily affects the rectum and lower regions of the colon. Unlike UC CD is more frequent in smokers and is associated with the formation of granulomas in about 30% of cases.[1]



TreatmentEdit

It is usually treated with drugs of the following categories:

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Reference listEdit

  1. Longo, DL; Fauci, AS; Kasper, DL; Hauser, SL; Jameson, JL; Loscalzo, J, ed. (2012). "Chapter 295. Inflammatory Bowel Disease". Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 18e. New York, USA: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-0-07174889-6. 

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