Fast Five Quiz: Test Yourself on Crohn Disease

Jamie Shalkow, MD

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March 13, 2017

Crohn disease is an idiopathic, chronic, transmural inflammatory process that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract from the mouth to the anus. This variability in GI distribution determines the clinical presentation of the disease. The characteristic presentation of Crohn disease is abdominal pain and diarrhea, which may be complicated by enteric fistulae or intestinal obstruction.

Individuals with Crohn disease often experience periods of symptom relapse and remission. Appropriate medical and surgical therapy help patients to have a reasonable quality of life, with an overall good prognosis and a very low risk for a fatal outcome.

How much do you know about Crohn disease? Test yourself with our quick quiz.

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