Medicine » Gastroenterology

Crohn's Disease

Edited by Sami Karoui, ISBN 978-953-307-811-3, 222 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published January 13, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1170

In this book, several important points regarding Crohn's disease are discussed. In the first section, we focus on etiopathogeny of Crohn's disease and the recent advances in our overall understanding of the disease - specifically, the role of the gut epithelium, alterations of the epithelial crypts, and the roles of the different cytokines in the pathophysiology of Crohn's disease. In the second section, a diagnosis of Crohn's disease is discussed. Another particular area of focus is in the diagnosis of intestinal tuberculosis, and the role of mycobacterium avium in Crohn's disease. In the third and final section, the management of Crohn's disease is discussed, with a focus on recent evidence-based medicine recommendations.