Idiopathic, chronic inflammatory diseases of intestines, which can involve extraintestinal sites as well.
Differentiation between ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's is not always cle...
Crohn's disease can present with any clinical correlates of chronic inflammatory, fibrostenotic, or fistualizing illness.
UC may begin subtly or as catastrophic illness.
IV 0.9% NS volume replacement if dehydrated
Transfusion if significant blood loss
Massive, unresponsive hemorrhage
With severe flare, rule out toxic megacolon.
Consider Crohn's in children with growth/puberty delay.
Consider Crohn's with perianal disease.
Rule out C. difficile with flares; the inc...
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555.9 Regional enteritis of unspecified site
556.9 Ulcerative colitis, unspecified
558.9 Other and unspecified noninfectious gastroenteritis and colitis
555.2 Regional enteritis of small intest...
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