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A 25-year-old female asked:

15 days of vomiting and diarrhea came back as crohn's after blood test and x rays. is this normal in a 6 yr old? yes, family history.

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Sorry to hear that.: About 20% of crohn's begins in children and the disease does run in families. Most cases present a bit early but it happens. I hope his course of illness is a milder one.
Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Not quite: Crohn's disease can be suspected from other tests but only can be diagnosed by colonoscopy and biopsy.
Dr. Jeremy Adler
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Possibly: A 6 year old can develop crohn's disease. Crohn's is uncommon at this age, but it does occur. But this cannot be definitively diagnosed with blood tests and x-rays. A pediatric gastroenterologist should evaluate your child. Endoscopy/colonoscopy with biopsies is the way to determine if the diagnosis is crohn's disease.

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