Fast Five Quiz: Test Yourself on Crohn Disease

Jamie Shalkow, MD

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January 12, 2022

The patient's clinical presentation is primarily determined by the location and extent of disease. Although any area of the gastrointestinal tract may be affected in patients with Crohn disease, the most common site of the chronic inflammatory process is the ileocecal region. Other patients experience disease in the small intestine, the colon, the stomach, mouth, or the esophagus. It is thought that the occurrence of upper gastrointestinal involvement is underrecognized, though ileal and colonic disease usually occur together with upper GI disease.

Approximately one third of patients have small bowel involvement.

Learn more about the presentation of Crohn disease.

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