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Crohn’s disease

Miles Parkes

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1511_update_002

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Crohn’s disease

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Case History—A 22 yr old woman presenting with a two-year history of diarrhoea, intermittent abdominal pain and weight loss.

Crohn’s disease is a common form of chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Typically involving the terminal ileum, colon, and perineum, it causes patchy transmural inflammation characterized microscopically by granulomata. Common complications include fibrotic strictures, fistulas, and abscesses....

Chapter.  7431 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Gastroenterology

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