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Is gastrointestinal fistula a complication of crohn's disease?

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Yes.: A fistula is a connection between two distinct organs or structures. Some people with Crohn's disease are prone to fistula formation, whereby the affected portion of the intestine can bore a hole ito an adjacent organ (intestine, bladder, vagina) or the skin. These fistulae almost always require definitive surgery.

Answered 2/18/2015

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Yes: Crohns results in full thickness[transmural] inflammation with can cause abscess or fistula.

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