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Summary of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

by Carlo Raj, MD
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    Ultimately, this table gives you the comparison and contrasting of Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's. In Ulcerative colitis, mucosal inflammation. In Crohn's disease, transmural. Ulcerative colitis, only the colon, begin in the rectum. In Crohn's disease, anywhere in the GI tract. UIcerative colitis, it's continuous involvement with ulcerations. In Crohn's disease, it will be skip lesions. In Ulcerative colitis, it will be bloody diarrhea. You could find this in Crohn's as well. In ulcerative colitis, more involvement with colorectal cancer. Could Crohn's disease be involved with colorectal cancer? Sure it can. Crohn's disease, transmural segmental; any portion of GI, most common however will be the ileum, ileo–cecal region. Hence, B12 deficiency and also enterohepatic circulation may be compromised. Because of the transmural, you'll have fistula formation and maybe perhaps even strictures due to ulceration that might be seen. More abdominal pain, diarrhea, and less bleeding than you would expect to find with ulcerative colitis....

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    The lecture Summary of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Small and Large Intestine Diseases.


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