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What is a connection between appendicitis and Crohn's disease?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: No connection

Crohn disease affects any part(s) of gastrointstinal tract, mouth to anus including appendix.
The abdominal pain associated with crohn disease can be severe enough to simulate acute appendicitis.

In brief: No connection

Crohn disease affects any part(s) of gastrointstinal tract, mouth to anus including appendix.
The abdominal pain associated with crohn disease can be severe enough to simulate acute appendicitis.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
I agree - no connection.
Dr. Frazier Frantz
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bowel inflammation

While crohn's disease can involve inflammation of the entire GI tract, appendicitis is confined to the appendix.
Clinical presentation can be identical, as ileal inflammation (most common site for crohn's) & appendicitis both cause rlq pain. The treatment for appendicitis is surgery, while crohn's is treated with medical therapy (& surgery reserved for treating complications or medical failures.

In brief: Bowel inflammation

While crohn's disease can involve inflammation of the entire GI tract, appendicitis is confined to the appendix.
Clinical presentation can be identical, as ileal inflammation (most common site for crohn's) & appendicitis both cause rlq pain. The treatment for appendicitis is surgery, while crohn's is treated with medical therapy (& surgery reserved for treating complications or medical failures.
Dr. Frazier Frantz
Dr. Frazier Frantz
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Different

The cause of crohn's and appendicitis are extremely different.
Appendicitis is localized non immune inflammation. Crohn's is more complex in nature and never cured.

In brief: Different

The cause of crohn's and appendicitis are extremely different.
Appendicitis is localized non immune inflammation. Crohn's is more complex in nature and never cured.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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