(CD; Regional Enteritis)
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- Family members with inflammatory bowel disease
- Jewish heritage
- A diet that is high in fat, sugar, and meat
- Abdominal cramps and pain
- Rectal bleeding
- Weight loss
- Fatigue, weakness
- Mouth sores
- Sores, abscesses in the anal area
- Your bodily fluids and waste products may need to be tested. This can be done with:
- Blood tests
- Stool tests
- Pictures of your bodily structures may need to be taken. This can be done with:
- Your rectum and colon may need to be examined. This can be done with:
- Tissue samples of your colon may need to be taken. This can be done with biopsy.
- Dairy foods due to lactose intolerance
- Highly seasoned foods
- High-fiber foods
- Aminosalicylate medicines—Such as sulfasalazine, mesalamine, olsalazine
- Anti-inflammatory medicines—Such as prednisone, methylprednisolone, budesonide
- Immune modifiers—Such as azathioprine, 6-mercaptopurine, methotrexate
- TNF inhibitors—Such as infliximab, adalimumab, etanercept, certolizumab, golimumab
- Antibiotic medicines—Such as metronidazole, ampicillin, ciprofloxacin
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Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America http://www.ccfa.org
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada http://www.ccfc.ca
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
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- Reviewer: Daus Mahnke, MD
- Review Date: 09/2012 -
- Update Date: 02/07/2013 -