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An evaluation of signs and symptoms of Crohn's disease

Author(s): Najafi Sani M

Journal: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
ISSN 2008-2142

Volume: 10;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 50;
Date: 2000;
Original page

Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel lesion that may involve any part of the gastrointestinal tract. This retrospective study of 6 pediatric patients, 3 girls and 3 boys, 6 to 14 years (Mean age 6.7 years) old, observed in the last 15 years showed weight loss and abdominal pain as major symptoms in all of them, fever and diarrhea occurring in 82%. 4 patients had ileocolitis, one ileitis and one colitis. The most remarkable and important points was delay in diagnosis of 1 to 8 years

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