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Crohn’s disease

Anatori Sealife Comments 0 11th April 2019
Crohn's disease is an ongoing disorder that causes inflammation of the digestive tract

Crohn’s disease is an ongoing disorder that causes inflammation of the digestive tract, called the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Crohn’s disease can affect any area of the GI tract, from the mouth to the anus, but it most commonly affects the lower part of the small intestine, called the ileum. The swelling extends deep into the lining of the affected organ. The swelling can cause pain and can make the intestines frequently empty, resulting in diarrhoea.

Pathology - Crohn's disease
Pathology is an inflammatory bowel disease

Pathology – Crohn’s disease

This pathology is an inflammatory bowel disease, the generic name for conditions that cause swelling in the intestines. The symptoms of disadvantage are similar to other intestinal disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis. It can also be challenging to diagnose.

Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation and ulcers in the top layer of the lining of the large intestine. In Crohn’s disease, all organ layers involved, and normal healthy bowel can be between sections of diseased bowel.


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Diagnostic

Pathology affects men and women equally and seems to run in some families. About 20 per cent of people with Crohn’s disease have a blood relative with some form of inflammatory bowel disease. Most often, this is a brother or sister and sometimes a parent or child.

This pathology can occur in people of all age groups. However, medics more commonly diagnose it in people between the ages of 20 and 30. For instance, people from the middle east have an increased risk of developing Crohn’s disease. However, African Americans are at decreasing risk of developing that condition.


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