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Crohn's disease PIC and x-ray

Synonyms: regional ileitis, terminal ileitis, regional enteritis or granulomatous enteritis.

Crohn's disease causes inflammation in the small intestine. Crohn's disease usually occurs in the lower part of the small intestine, called the ileum, but it can affect any part of the digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus. The inflammation extends deep into the lining of the affected organ. The inflammation can cause pain and can make the intestines empty frequently, resulting in diarrhea.

Crohn's Disease, X-Ray
This lower abdominal X-ray shows narrowing (stenosis) of the end of the small intestine (ileum)with loss of mucosal pattern and bowel wall thickening. Crohn's disease typically affects the small intestine. A solution containing a dye (barium), was swallowed by the patient. When it passed into the small intestines, this X-ray was taken (lower GI series).

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