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Crohns disease movie

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  • 1. Ashley Walker Biology 2401 1
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  • 3. WHAT IS CROHN’S DISEASE ?  A chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract. It primary causes ulceration in the large and small intestines.  It usually affects the large and small intestines but can occur anywhere in the GI tract from the mouth to the anus. 3
  • 4. NORMAL DIGESTIVE TRACT  Organs of the digestive tract -Mouth -Esophagus -Stomach -Small intestine -Large intestine -Rectum -Anus 4
  • 5. Normal Crohn’s Colon Colon 5
  • 6. WHAT CAUSES CROHN’S DISEASE ? The cause of Crohn’s Disease is unknown  Current Theories -Immune system acting on its self -Something in the environment -Genes 6
  • 7. WHO GET’S CROHN’S DISEASE?  500 thousand Americans have Crohn’s  20 to 25% have a blood relative with Crohn’s  Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 35, but can occur at any age  Affects males and females equally  Occurs in Caucasians more often than any other racial group.  Found mainly in developed countries  Smoking also increases risk 7
  • 8. Symptoms  Abdominal pain and cramping  Diarrhea  Fever  Weight Loss  Bloating  Anal pain or drainage  Rectal abscess  Fissure 8
  • 9. OTHER SYMPTOMS Symptoms outside the intestines  Eyes (redness and itching)  Mouth (sores)  Joints ( swelling and pain)  Skin ( bumps and other lesions)  Bones (osteoporosis)  Kidney (stones)  Liver (hepatitis and cirrhosis) rare 9
  • 10. DIAGNOSIS  Family and personal history  Stool test  Blood test  Colonoscopy  CAT Scans  Barium X-rays 10
  • 11. TREATMENT Medications  Anti-Inflammatory drugs  Anti-diarrheal  Immune suppressors  Remicade  Antibiotics 11
  • 12. OTHER TREATMENTS  Diet and Nutrition -Decrease in appetite -Poor absorption of nutrients  Surgery -Two-thirds of patients will require surgery 12
  • 13. QUESTIONS  Can stress make Crohn’s Disease worse?  Is pregnancy safe for women with Crohn’s Disease?  Can Crohn’s cause cancer? 13
  • 14. LIVING WITH CROHN’S  Crohn’s Disease is not curable but it is treatable.  Most people will have periods of remission  It’s import to follow you doctors advice  14
  • 15. FINDING A CURE  Research  Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America 15
  • 16. References Cited About Crohn’s Disease, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. 2 April 2010. http://ccfa.org/info/about/crohns Cocker, Joe. “You Can Leave Your Hat On,” Super Hits, SONEY&BMG Crohn’s Disease, MedicineNet.com.: 2 April 2010 http: www.medicinenet.com/crohns_disease/article.htm Crohn’s Disease, National Institute of Heath, National Digestive Disease Information Clearing House: 2 April 2010 http://digestive.niddk,nih.gov/ddiseases/pub/crohns/ Crohn’s Info, Crohn’s Disease Info Center. Shafran Gastroenterology Center. 2 April 2010http://shafran.net/crohn/cdinfo.htm Living with Crohn’s, N.p. :Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, March 2007 Normal and Diseased Colons, Online Image, 2 April 2010 http://sswahs.nse.gov.au/concord/gastr/BowelDisease/Crphn.html http://www.medikidz.com 16

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