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Crohn's Disease

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Dana Zotti

on 15 November 2012

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By: Dana Zotti and Esaba Chowdhury Crohn's Disease Symptoms 100% of people with Crohn's Disease will not be cured after treatment because there is no cure. Parts Affected Organ System: Digestive System Diagnosis Radiologic Tests Treatments Medication Crohn's disease is a type of chronic inflammatory bowel disease of the intestine, especially the colon and small intestine. Affects people of all ages, genders, and ethnicities Signs Known as an autoimmune disease Abdominal Pain
Weight loss/poor appetite
Rectal Bleeding/pain
Nausea and vomiting
Skin lesions
Joint pain The cause of Crohn's is unknown. Often diagnosed between the ages of 15-30 More common in people of Jewish descent Men and women are equally affected People who smoke have a higher chance Physical Examination
Blood Test
Stool Test Prognosis People can go through periods of extreme pain, but also periods of being Crohn's free Organs: All organs in the digestive tract, but usually the small and large intestines Cells: RBCS, WBCS, and Platelets DNA: Chromosomes 5 and 10 Colonoscopy Video Capsule Endoscopy (VCE) Surgery Diet & Nutrition Anti-Flammarion Medicine
Immune System Suppressors
Biological Therapies Proctocolectomy
Intestinal Resection Surgery
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