Oral and upper gastrointestinal Crohn's disease.

  title={Oral and upper gastrointestinal Crohn's disease.},
  author={Robyn Laube and Ken Liu and Mark Schifter and Jessica L Yang and Michael K L Suen and Rupert W L Leong},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  volume={33 2},
Crohn's disease is a heterogeneous, inflammatory condition that can affect any location of the gastrointestinal tract. Proximal gastrointestinal involvement occurs in 0.5-16% of patients, and it is usually diagnosed after recognition of intestinal disease. Symptoms are often mild and nonspecific; however, upper gastrointestinal disease predicts a more severe Crohn's phenotype with a greater frequency of complications such as obstruction and perforation. Gastroscopy and biopsy is the most… CONTINUE READING
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