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Case study of a 45-year-old male with surgical resection

Age: 45 Gender: male A 45-year-old male with Crohn's disease was in need of a surgical resection of his colon due to significant damage from the disease. A surgical resection is simply a procedure to remove part of ...

45-year-old male with recent surgical resection for Crohn's disease

Age: 45 Gender: male 4 months later the colonoscopy shows healing of the bowel (the previous ulcers have disappeared). Patients who require surgery for Crohn's disease represent a particularly high risk group of pat...

24-year-old female with fistulizing Crohn's disease

Age: 24 Gender: female Fistulas related to Crohn's disease can be very hard to deal with. The best approach to treat fistulas is to first make sure there is no pocket of infection. Once this has been dealt with then...

17-year-old female with Crohn's disease who is starting her 3rd course of prednisone in 1 year

Age: 17 Gender: female This patient has steroid dependent Crohn's disease. Steroid dependency means a patient has required more than 1 course of prednisone within 1 year, is unable to completely come off prednisone ...

27-year-old male with new diagnosis of Crohn's disease

Age: 27 Gender: male This patient has Crohn's disease in the usual location. Only 8cm of the terminal ileum is affected (20cm or less is considered limited disease). This patient responded well to Budesonide (meanin...