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    • REGIONAL ENTERITIS (CROHN’S DISEASE)
    • CRONH’S DISEASE
      • is a lifelong inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
      • is a chronic, recurrent inflammatory disease of the intestinal tract.
    • ANATOMY
    • CAUSES
      • The exact cause of Crohn disease remains unknown.
      • Current theories suggest that genetics, environment, diet, blood vessel abnormalities, and/or even psychosocial factors cause Crohn disease.
      • Probably the most popular theory is that Crohn disease is caused by the immune system overreacting to infection by a virus or bacterium.
      • Crohn disease apparently is not caused by emotional distress.
      • Crohn disease definitely runs in families. People who have Crohn disease may have an inherited predisposition to abnormal immunologic response to one or more provoking factors.
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    • CLINICAL MANIFESTATION
      • Prominent abdominal pain & diarrhea.
      • Crampy pains occur after meal.
      • Blood in your stool.
      • Fever and Leukocytosis occur.
      • Symptoms extend beyond the GI tract to include joint problems, skin lesions, ocular disorders and oral ulcers.
      • Reduced appetite and weight loss.
    • DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE
      • Barium X-rays studies.
      • Colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy .
      • Biopsy .
      • Stool analysis.
      • Complete blood count (CBC).
      • Computerized tomography (CT).
    • MEDICAL MANAGEMENT
      • TREATMENT:
      • Anti-inflammatory drugs
      • Sulfasalazine
      • Mesalamine
      • Corticosteroids.
      • 2. Immune system suppressors
      • a. Cyclosporine
      • b. Methotrexate.
      • c. Infliximab.
      • d. Azathioprine.
      • 3. Antibiotics
      • Metronidazole (Flagyl).
      • Ciprofloxacin (Cipro).