This learning program is designed to introduce you to Crohn’s disease and its causes, pathology, and management. The program begins with an overview of inflammatory bowel diseases (or IBDs), such as Crohn’s disease, followed by a look at the epidemiology of this disease. You will then review the pathology of Crohn’s disease, as well as the basics of its clinical diagnosis and treatment options.
Upon completion of this learning program, you will be able to::
Define Crohn’s disease.
Summarize the epidemiological information about Crohn’s disease.
Describe the symptoms, pathology, and complications of Crohn’s disease.
Summarize the genetic associations to Crohn’s disease.
Explain the diagnostic procedures for Crohn’s disease.
List and describe the treatment options for Crohn’s disease.
CROHN’S DISEASE OVERVIEW
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)
Conditions with small bowel fissuring ulcers
Definition of Crohn’s disease
Incidence and prevalence
Age, race, and ethnicity
Affected anatomical areas
Effects on the gastrointestinal system
Complications and sequelae
Patient history and physical examination
Barium contrasts studies
Computed Tomography (CT scan) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)