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Flashcards in Crohn's vs. Ulcerative colitis Deck (17)
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Terminal ileum

hallmark location of Crohn's

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Involves the rectum in all cases

Ulcerative colitis

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Transmural involvement

Crohn's

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Involves only mucosa and submucosa

Ulcerative colitis

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Can involve anywhere from anus to mouth

Crohn's

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Confined to rectum and colon

Ulcerative colitis

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Fistulae and abscesses

Crohn's

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Sclerosing cholangitis and colorectal cancer

Ulcerative colitis

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Toxic megacolon

Ulcerative colitis

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Bloody diarrhea

Ulcerative colitis

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Skip lesions - discontinuous involvement

Crohn's

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No skip lesions - continuous involvement

Ulcerative colitis

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No cure, and recurrence is common even after surgery

Crohn's

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Surgical treatment (total colectomy) is often curative

Ulcerative colitis

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Sulfasalazine (5-ASA) is used for both but is more effective in:

Ulcerative colitis

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Most common extraintestinal manifestation of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (UC and Crohn's):

Arthritis

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Patients with ______ have 30x greater incidence of ankylosing spondylitis than the general population

Ulcerative colitis