ABSTRACT – Crohn’s disease is a bowel disease which causes inflammation in the lining of digestive tract. Infection caused...
Crohn’s Disease is a bowel disease which causes inflammation in the lining of digestive tract. Infection caused by this disease affects different organs of the digestive system mainly the ileum. It might lead to life- threatening complications.
Low immune system
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS –
Blood in stools
Ulcers in the gut
Endoscopy – It is a thin flexible tube to check inside the digestive tract for signs ofinflammation either by inserting through anus or mouth.
Imaging tests like X- ray, MRI scans, CT scans
Strictureplasty – Procedure to widen the area of the small intestine.
Resection – The diseased part of the intestine is removed and the healthy part of thebowel are surgically put together which is called as anastomosis.
Colectomy – Removal of the entire colon.
Protocolectomy – Both the rectum and the colon are removed
RISK FACTORS –
Age – Most of the people get affected with this infection at younger age
Anti- inflammatory medication
Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported almost
14.6 new cases for Crohn’s Disease per 1 lakh in a year.