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Crohns Disease Regional ileitis Intro use part or all of this if your need it for the introduction Crohns disease is named after the physician who described the disease in a paper written in 1972 It is also called Morbus Crohns Granulomatous enteritis Regional enteritis or Terminal ileitis Attacks of Crohns disease affects patients in their teens or early twenties and tends to recur throughout the individuals life It is usually chronic with recurrent periods and also periods of remission ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Crohns disease also referred to as regional ileitis is a chronic long term inflammatory disease that affects the digestive tract The cause of Crohns disease is unknown It can affect the digestive system anywhere between the mouth and the anus but usually affects the final section of the small intestine the ileum Inflammation of the inner lining of the colon and rectum is caused by Ulcerative Colitis while Crohns disease is an inflammation that extends into the deeper layers of the intestinal wall Crohns disease can also affect the also affect the colon the regional lymph nodes and the mesentery outside covering of the intestines The disease can be aggravated by a bacterial infection It begins with the development of patches of inflammation on the intestinal wall which can spread from one part of the digestive tract to another It sometimes only develops in one place and does not spread any further The inflammation causes the thickening of the intestinal wall which sometimes causes an obstruction in these areas or scar tissue which narrows the passageways The symptoms of Crohns disease sometimes act like an appendicitis attack The ileum is usually involved in Crohns disease and is located next to the appendix Abdominal right-sided tenderness and pain appetite and weight loss possible diarrhea bloody stools sometimes fever abdominal distention nausea vomiting and a general sick feeling Crohns disease also can cause growth retardation in children Crohns disease can also appear as periodic
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