Crohn’s Disease Types and Location Patterns

Crohn’s Disease Types and Location Patterns
IBD and Crohn's disease can intensify in certain areas of the digestive tract. These focal points of disease are described as different "types" of Crohn's. Different areas of inflammation are sometimes, but not always, found in patterns, with a few distinct types. Crohn's disease can affect any portion of the digestive tract, in any pattern, with many types of manifestations. Ileocolitis With ileocolitis, the ileum (small intestine) and the colon have intensified inflammation. This type of concentration is considered the most common form of IBD and can cause symptoms of diarrhea, stomach pain, weight loss, and blood in the stool. Ileitis Ileitis is similar to ileocolitis but targets the small bowel's end portion, the terminal ileum. Like ileocolitis, this can cause abdominal pain, weight loss, fatigue, or fever. The symptoms of ileitis and ileocolitis are similar, as they both target the small intestine. Gastroduodenal Crohn's disease Gastroduodenal Crohn's disease refers to inflammation within the upper areas of the digestive tract. Gastroduodenal Crohn's disease is considered to be a rare form (present in 5 percent of Crohn's cases) that affects the stomach, esophagus, and the duodenum. Symptoms can include loss of appetite, vomiting, and nausea. Jejunoileitis With jejunoileitis, the jejunum (the upper half of the small intestine) is affected. The jejunum is located between the ileum and the duodenum and is the longest segment of the small intestine. This type of Crohn's can cause pain after eating, malnutrition from nutrient insufficiency, and many of the same symptoms as the other types of Crohn's disease. Crohn's colitis Crohn's colitis affects the colon. This focused area of inflammation within the colon can cause diarrhea, blood and mucus in the
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