Diagnosis and classification of Crohn's disease.

  title={Diagnosis and classification of Crohn's disease.},
  author={Martin Walther Laass and Dirk Roggenbuck and Karsten Conrad},
  journal={Autoimmunity reviews},
  volume={13 4-5},
Crohn's disease (CrD) is a chronic relapsing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) potentially affecting any portion of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus. CrD usually manifests between 15 and 30 years of age and presents typically with abdominal pain, fever, bloody or non-bloody diarrhoea, and weight loss. Paediatric patients may show failure to thrive, growth impairment, and delayed puberty additionally. Extraintestinal manifestations like arthritis, uveitis, and erythema… CONTINUE READING
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