Crohn1 - Crohn's disease Crohn's disease is an inflammatory...

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Crohn's disease Crohn's disease is an inflammatory disease of the intestines that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus, causing a wide variety of symptoms. It is a persistent condition characterised by periods of active disease and remission. Symptoms The symptoms of Crohn's disease are similar to those of Ulcerative Colitis, the other major inflammatory bowel disease. Symptoms may vary according to site, severity and extent of disease. The small bowel is the main site for the absorption of digested food nutrients, and disease in this area may result in malabsorption. Disease affecting the colon may lead to the passage of blood in faeces and incontinence may occur in rectal disease. The following general symptoms are typical when the disease is active:- Diarrhoea (often porridge like) Crampy Abdominal pain (may be localised in the RIF) Weight loss Fever Malaise Other features of Crohn's include:- Aphthous mouth ulcers Perianal disease (fistulae, skin tags, strictures)
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