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How can inflammatory bowel disease be diagnosed?

How can inflammatory bowel disease be diagnosed?

Usually by : Biopsy at endoscopy if it is colon. If it is ileum or small intestine, contrast x-rays or ct. Blood tests are sometimes helpful but not diagnostic. ...Read more

Dr. Abby Caplin
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Crohn's Disease (Definition)

A chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining ...Read more


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Can hodgkin's disease be cured?

Can hodgkin's disease be cured?

Usually: There are many effective treatments for hodgkin disease. Even relapsed disease is treatable. The treatments can be difficult and usually include chemotherapy and radiation. ...Read more

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Is it possible for Lyme disease to be misdiagnosed as ulcerative colitis?

Is it possible for Lyme disease to be misdiagnosed as ulcerative colitis?

I doubt it: With ulcerative colitis you really need to be having diarrhea with blood in it. Most lyme disease doesn't do this. I think the main connection would be fever and joint pain, which you can see with both. But I would imagine that UC would not commonly be mistaken for lyme disease. ...Read more

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Can dysarthria due to parkinsons' s disease be cured?

Can dysarthria due to parkinsons' s disease be cured?

Control perhaps: Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder, which responds to several medicines, but cannot be cured at this time. The speech problems may respond to medication adjustments, and perhaps benefit if deep brain stimulation is used. Sometimes speech therapy might work. ...Read more

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Can chrons disease be confused with diverticular disease ?

Can chrons disease be confused with diverticular disease
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It's Possible: Crohn's disease may affect any part of the intestinal tract (mouth-to-anus) whereas diverticulitis usually affects the sigmoid colon. However, both cause inflammation that may be difficult to differentiate by ct scan alone. Colonoscopy and pathology evaluation should aid in the differentiation, as well as one's personal history. ...Read more

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Can adenovirus disease be cured?

Can adenovirus disease be cured?

By yourself...: There are no cases where there is a cure from adenovirus disease without your body mounting an effective immune response. There is no medication to cure adenovirus disease. As physicians, we can pretty much help with supportive management only - your immune system has to do the brunt of the work. ...Read more

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Can meningococcal disease be cured?

Can meningococcal disease be cured?

Yes: Early diagnosis & treatment with antibiotics can cure Meningococcal disease within 5 days in some cases but often takes longer. Delay in diagnosis & treatment will increase risks of complications.In some patients the disease can move so rapidly that patients expire within hours in spite of all efforts. ...Read more

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How can meniere's disease be diagnosed?

How can meniere's disease be diagnosed?

History, exam, eng: Usually based on a good history (discussing the details of your symptoms), physical exam (including hearing, looking into ears, neurologic exam, and vestibular exam), and perhaps formal hearing (audiometry) and balance center testing (vng/eng). Confirming diagnosis may often depend on seeing how you do with trying some medications as well. Imaging (ct, mri) often done to avoid missing other causes. ...Read more

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How could parkinson disease be prevented?

How could parkinson disease be prevented?

Parkinson: Despite a good deal of investigation so far there is no known causes of Parkinson's except for those drug induced. So until the source is found the concept of prevention remains remote. ...Read more

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How is inflammatory bowel disease cured?

How is inflammatory bowel disease cured?

Cure for IBD?: Ulcerative colitis involves inflammation of the colonic mucosal surface, so colectomy (removal of the colon) is curative for it. Crohn's disease however is a transmural (full-thickness) inflammation of any part of the GI tract (from mouth to anus). Crohn's is not curable, but it is controllable with medications (see my previous healthtap answer regarding "step up" versus "top down" treatments. ...Read more

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Can active TB disease really be cured?

Can active TB disease really be cured?

Yes, in most people: Tuberculosis in an immunocompetent person is easily treated with 4 drug regimen today. However, TB in individuals with immunodeficiency, congenital or acquired, is still a challenge. ...Read more

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Graves disease can it be deadly?

Graves disease can it be deadly?

Rarely It can be: Often graves' disease is not fatal, but it can be so because it has the potential to cause cardiac arrythmias (irregular heart beat) such as atrial fibrillation causing blood clot which can then cause strokes etc, if treated appropriately, you should be ok. Follow doc regularly because u may end up going hypothyroid eventually which also requires treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can Cushing's disease be treated?

Can Cushing's disease be treated?

Yes.: Cushing's disease results from overproduction of ACTH by a pituitary tumor. This can be removed by surgery. ...Read more

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Lyme disease: how can this be cured?

Lyme disease: how can this be cured?

Controversial: Most doctors believe that lyme disease can be cured by antibiotics. There are some who think that lyme can evolve into a chronic state, but this is controversial. Most treatments advertised for "chronic lyme disease" have little if any evidence to back them up. ...Read more

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Can paget's disease be contagious?

Can paget's disease be contagious?

No: Some evidence suggests a virus might be involved in the cause but it still is not contagious. ...Read more

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Can graves disease be hereditary?

Heredity and Graves: Graves' disease ruins in some families but can also present spontaneously. In the south, I have noticed is in many African American families. ...Read more

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Can ulcerative collitis be a genetic disease? Explain.

Can ulcerative collitis be a genetic disease? Explain.

Yes but complex: There are potentially hundreds of genes that all contribute small amounts the the susceptibility to ulcerative colitis. Additionally there are environmental factors. So there are no good "genetic tests" to determining whether you have it. The best thing to do is to see a gastroenterologist for chronic pain, diarrhea, or blood in the stool and they will do the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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How is Crohn's disease treated?

How is Crohn's disease treated?

Medical and surgery: Crohn's is an inflammatory condition of the intestine. It can respond well to medical management. If it is refractory and results in bleeding, perforation, stricture, or fails to respond to medical manangment then surgery is available. 50% of patients may require surgery at some time. ...Read more

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