Crohn - Crohn's disease Epidemiology Crohns disease has an...

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Crohn's disease Epidemiology Crohn’s disease has an incidence of 6-7 per 100,000 population. The condition affects all ethnic groups but is generally a disease of the developed world with approximately 40,000 people affected in the UK alone. The majority of patients first report symptoms between the ages of 15-35. Diagnosis The diagnosis of Crohn's disease can sometimes be challenging, and a number of tests are often required to assist the physician in making the diagnosis. The following investigations may help make a diagnosis:- Blood tests o FBC may reveal anaemia due to malabsorption of B12 in the terminal ileum o CRP and ESR are used to detect inflammation o Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) can be used to detect inflammation of the intestine and help differentiate Crohn’s from Ulcerative colitis o Should be performed to rule out infection as a cause for symptoms Imaging o Barium follow through may reveal areas of ulceration and mucosal thickening but this
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