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Crohn's disease 

Crohn's disease
Chapter:
Crohn's disease
Source:
Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics) (1 ed.)
Author(s):

R. Mark Beattie

, Anil Dhawan

, and John W.L. Puntis

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198569862.003.0042

Introduction 292

Clinical features 292

Investigation 293

Clinical course 295

Management 296

Refractory disease 300

Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect any part of the bowel, from mouth to anus. Family history is common. 25% of patients present in childhood (age <18 years), most commonly during the adolescent growth spurt....

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