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Chron’s Disease

Chron’s Disease

Chron’s Disease or Regional Enteritis is an inflammation of segments of the bowel, which leads to swelling, thickening and abscess formation.  The manifestation of Chron’s diseases includes: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, cramping, weight loss, anemia and ulcer formations (nclex).  It is also important to know for the nclex exam that a patient with Chron’s disease would usually try to control some of the symptoms by not eating.

In diagnosing a patient with Chron’s disease the barium studies would usually reveal a presence of the string sign,  A string sign is basically a narrowing of the lumen of the intestine that shows as such on the barium xray.

  • Treatment for Chron’s Disease would include a low residue diet, vitamins and iron supplements and medications that includes: sedatives, antidiarrheals, steroidsm, and immunosupressives.



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