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Dr. Gervasio Salgado


Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease?

This is an inflammatory disease caused by multiple factors . It may involve any part of the digestive tract and , in contrast to the ulcerative colitis, it affects deeply all the three layers of the intestine. There may be anal Crohn in the way of chronic suppurations, abscesses, complex fistulas, fissures, etc.

Diarrhea is the most common symptom sometimes together with chronic abdominal pain. This disease may develop fistulas and narrowing. Malignancy of Crohn’s disease is not frequent. It most commonly affects the last part of the small intestine ( terminal ileum) and the right side of the colon (ascending colon). Habitually it is treated with medication, which varies according to the therapeutical approach: corticosteroids, intestinal anti-inflammation drugs, biological drugs, immunosuppressive drugs…

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