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Crohn’s Disease

August 30, 2012  by: Dr. Simran Kaur  Points: 8   Category: Health  Earning $0.15   Views: 905

Crohn’s disease is a type of gastro-intestinal disease in which there occurs patchy, transmural inflammation, which may affect any part of the gastro-intestinal tract.

         

Crohn’s disease is a type of gastro-intestinal disease in which there occurs patchy, transmural inflammation, which may affect any part of the gastro-intestinal tract.

It may affect small or large bowel, but usually small bowel affected cases are encountered more than the large bowel. Other sites which are commonly affected by crohn’s disease are terminal ileum, right side of colon, ileum and jejunum.

Symptoms-

1. Repeated or recurrent episodes of disease occur in chronic cases.

2. Fatigue, weight loss, diarrhea.

3. Fever, pallor of skin.

4. Abdominal pain in right lower quadrant.

5. Intestinal obstruction.

6. Flatulent abdomen, anemia.

7. Nausea, vomiting.

8. Anal fissure, perirectal abscess.


Investigations-

The various laboratory investigations required to diagnose crohn’s disease are-

1. Hb test.

2. Peripheral blood smear test.

3. ESR, TLC, DLC test.

4. Liver function tests.

5. Blood test.

6. Stool test.

7. Stool culture test.

8. Schilling test.

9. Sigmoidoscopy.

10. Colonoscopy.

11. Barium meal test.

12. Ultrasound of abdomen.

13. Spiral CT scanning of abdomen.

14. Serological tests.




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