Crohn’s disease diagram

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Crohn’s disease diagram. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disorder. Inflammatory means your body’s reaction to this condition may cause pain, swelling, and/or redness in the intestine. Crohn’s disease is also known as regional enteritis. This is a chronic (life-long) disease.
The cause is not yet known but research is being done to look for a cure. We do have partially effective medical and surgical treatment.

Crohn’s disease diagram can affect any part of the GI (gastrointestinal) tract from the mouth to the anus, but it usually involves parts of the colon and small intestine. It creates patches of inflammation in the intestine spreading from one segment of bowel to another, but skipping some segments.
When looked at with a fiberoptic scope, the colon segments appear like cobblestone due to ulcers and fissures (narrow slits) which form with the disease.
Crohn’s disease most commonly affects young adults, ages 15-30, but can occur at any age. Crohn’s disease occurs more often in white women. (Crohn’s disease diagram).
Crohn's disease diagram