Ileocolitis in Crohn’s Disease


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Ileocolitis in Crohn’s Disease
The patient in this case has the ileocolitis form of CD. Ileocolitis in Crohn’s disease is inflammation of the ileum, the portion of the small intestines adjacent to the colon and the colon. The absorption of vitamin B12 and bile salts will not impair in ileocolitis since it occurs in the ileum. The digestion and absorption of proteins and carbohydrates will be incomplete in the ileocolits for of CD. The function of the colon is to absorb electrolytes and water for the digestive tract and as a result of the inflammatory process in the ileocolitis this may be hampered leading to dehydration and an electrolyte imbalance in the patient as well as diarrhea. Secretion of the hormones gastrin, secretin and...
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