Crohn's vs ulcerative colitis

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Crohn's vs ulcerative colitis
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2011-10-01 16:05:49
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  1. Entire GI tract with Skip lesions
    Crohn's
  2. Entire bowel wall affected
    Crohn's
  3. Watery diarrhea
    Crohn's
  4. abdominal mass, preianal fissures and fistulas, oral ulcers
    Crohn's
  5. Nephrolithiasis
    Arthritis, ankylosing spodylitis, uveitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis
    Crohn's
  6. Erythema nodosum, pyderma gangrenosum
    Arthritis, ankylosing spodylitis, uveitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis
    Ulcerative Colitis
  7. ASCA frequently positive,
    pANCA rarely positive,
    Crohn's
  8. Colonoscopy shows cobblestoning, fissures, positive string sign
    Crohn's
  9. Treatment for Crohn's
    mesalamine, brad spectrum antibiotics, corticosteroids, immunosuppressives, surgical resection of severely affected areas, fistulas or strictures
  10. Continous disease beginning at the rectum possibly extending to the distal ileum
    UC
  11. Affecting only the mucosa and submucosa
    UC
  12. Bloody diarrhea, tenesmus, nausea, vomiting, weight loss
    UC
  13. pANCA frequently positive
    ASCA rarely positive
    UC
  14. Colonoscpoy shows continuous involvement, pseudopolyps, friable mucosa
    UC
  15. Barium enema shows "lead pipe" colon without haustra and colon shortening
    UC
  16. Treeatment for UC
    mesalamine, supplemental iron, corticsterids, immunosuppressives, and resection of disease portion can be curative
  17. Complications of UC
    increased risk of colon cancer

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