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Can Salmonella Cause Crohns Disease
Chance is higher: One study* suggested that having had salmonella or campylobacter gastroenteritis almost triples the likelihood of developing Crohn's disease.The reason behind it is unclear-we cannot necessarily say it 'causes' it at this time. (* Gradel KO et al, "Increased short- & long-term risk of inflammatory bowel disease after salmonella or campylobacter gastroenteritis." Gastroenterology. 2009;137(2):495. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: While we don't entirely know what causes these, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and crohn's) appears to be caused by an autoimmune mechanism. There is a degree of genetic susceptibility, which seems to be higher in crohn's. However other theories, such as a virus as a cause, may also play a role. There are many other forms of colitis that may mimic these, and only a doctor can tell. ...Read more
Celiac disease: Inflammation is a non-specific descriptive term. Celiac disease (if not controlled via strict gluten free diet) will increase inflammatory cells along the intestinal lining. If you have biopsy-confirmed celiac disease, stay gluten-free in your diet. Unless you have other chronic gi-related conditions, a strict gluten free diet will prevent gut inflammation in celiac disease. ...Read more
Not likely: Celiacs occurs because of an allergic reaction to gluten. This reaction destroys the cells in your small intestine that absorb nutrients from your food. Ibs occurs when your digestive tract is not moving food along the way it should, giving you diarrhea, constipation or both. Celiacs may seem like ibs because they have similar symptoms. But one does not cause the other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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