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Differences Between Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

by Carlo Raj, MD
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    00:01 The differences between UC and Crohn?s are then listed here.

    00:05 Rectal bleeding, much more so with the UC, ileal involvement, much more so with Crohn?s almost never in UC.

    00:15 Perianal disease, extremely common in Crohn?s.

    00:18 Strictures and fistulas, because of transmural involvement, much more so in Crohn?s. Skip lesions only found in Crohn?s.

    00:27 Mouth ulcers almost exclusively found in Crohn?s.

    00:31 Risk for colorectal cancer much greater in UC and transmural involvement much more common in Crohn?s.

    00:41 We've talked about everything that you need to know about Crohn?s and ulcerative colitis on every single board exam that you ever encounter and we walked into the words, there is no way any resident or attending is going to embarrass you.


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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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