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Differences Between Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

by Carlo Raj, MD
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    00:01 Laxative abuse causing diarrhea.

    00:03 Common especially amongst the elder because as we get older, our ability to have proper motion maybe compromised.

    00:14 Therefore, oftentimes these patients are taking laxatives either prescribed or non-prescribed but their taking it. Abuse. Colonoscopy will show something call, 'melanosis coli'.

    00:27 Barium enema will show 'cathartic colon'.

    00:34 You´re moving up the anus, Barium enema will show you cathartic colon.

    00:43 Stool phenolphthalein was a diagnostic test but now, of course, withdrawn because of FDA. Stool panel for laxatives are now available and treat underlying emotional disorder.

    00:59 Sometimes, remember with laxative abuse there might be psychologic issues that are taking place.


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    The lecture Differences Between Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Small and Large Intestine Diseases.


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    1. Perianal involvement is more in Crohn's in comparison to ulcerative colitis.
    2. Crohn's disease has a higher risk of cancer in comparison to ulcerative colitis.
    3. Rectal bleeding is more in Crohn's disease in comparison to ulcerative colitis.
    4. Backwash ileitis is a term used with regards to Crohn's disease.
    5. Ulcerative colitis involves more layers of the large intestine in comparison to Crohn's disease.

    Author of lecture Differences Between Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD


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