Small and Large Intestines Disorders
Small and Large Intestines Disorders

Small and Large Intestines Disorders

by Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Gastrointestinal pathology is an essential area of study for medical students, as it is a common cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Four important topics in this area are diarrhea, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, and Crohn's disease.

Diarrhea is a common symptom of many gastrointestinal disorders and can have various causes, including infections, medications, and inflammatory bowel disease. Diarrhea is characterized by the passage of loose, watery stools and can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects the small intestine in individuals who have a genetic predisposition. Celiac disease is characterized by malabsorption and inflammation, and its symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, and weight loss. Treatment involves a strict gluten-free diet. Lactose intolerance is a condition where the body is unable to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and dairy products. Symptoms include bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect any part of the digestive tract. It is characterized by inflammation, ulceration, and fibrosis and can result in complications such as strictures and abscesses. Diagnosis is made through endoscopy, imaging, and biopsy. Treatment depends on disease severity and can include medication, surgery, and lifestyle changes.

Understanding these topics is crucial for medical students, as they are frequently tested on these conditions. Mastery of this material can help ensure success on the exam and prepare future physicians to recognize and treat these common gastrointestinal disorders in their patients.

Course Details

  • Videos 33
  • Duration 4:34 h
  • Quiz questions 127
  • Concept Pages 32


Your Educators of course Small and Large Intestines Disorders

 Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Dr. Richard N. Mitchell is the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pathology and Health Sciences and Technology, at Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts, USA.

He obtained his PhD in Cell Biology and Immunology from Rockefeller University in 1980, and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1984. Currently, he is Program Director of the Health Sciences and Technology Education and Curriculum at Harvard Medical School.

Due to his achievements, he earned the ASIP Robbins Distinguished Educator Award in 2013.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Mitchell teaches courses on Pathology.

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By Maria J. on 08. January 2024 for Colorectal Cancer

Great lecture!! So easy to understand and so easy to memorize the different stages according to the picture.

perfect lecture
By jack g. on 12. December 2023 for Tropical Sprue

perfect lecture, will always remember thanks to animations, thank you

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By Carolin . on 11. November 2023 for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Very well and clearly explained and nice to listen to.

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By PRITHVI RAJ ROHIT N. on 21. September 2023 for Tropical Sprue

Concise but still covers all clinically relevant points. As expected of Dr. Richard.