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What is Crohn's colitis?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: CD affecting colon

Colitis: inflammation of the colon.
Lots of types including infectious, ischemic (poor blood flow), and inflammatory bowel disease-ibd. Ibd is of unknown cause, likely genetic predisposition, chronic, wax and wane. Ulcerative colitis (uc) affects inner lining of colon, starts in rectum. Crohn's disease (cd) is full thickness infl of bowel, mostly ileum, and/or colon, can skip segments of bowel.

In brief: CD affecting colon

Colitis: inflammation of the colon.
Lots of types including infectious, ischemic (poor blood flow), and inflammatory bowel disease-ibd. Ibd is of unknown cause, likely genetic predisposition, chronic, wax and wane. Ulcerative colitis (uc) affects inner lining of colon, starts in rectum. Crohn's disease (cd) is full thickness infl of bowel, mostly ileum, and/or colon, can skip segments of bowel.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. David Ziring
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Crohn's colitis

People often mistake this term and claim they've been diagnosed with both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Actually it is Crohn's disease that involves the colon. Crohn's can cause an isolated ileitis (small intestine), ileocolitis (both), etc.

In brief: Crohn's colitis

People often mistake this term and claim they've been diagnosed with both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Actually it is Crohn's disease that involves the colon. Crohn's can cause an isolated ileitis (small intestine), ileocolitis (both), etc.
Dr. David Ziring
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Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Colon disease

Crohnd colitis is inflammatory disease of colon which couls cause chronic diarrohea and abdominal pain due to colitis.

In brief: Colon disease

Crohnd colitis is inflammatory disease of colon which couls cause chronic diarrohea and abdominal pain due to colitis.
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
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