clinical crohn's ? ?

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meandmyhunny2
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   Posted 1/24/2008 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello!
   I have a question.Has anybody ever heard of clinical crohn's.If so,do you know what it means?
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                                 Anne (meandmyhunny2)
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MikeB
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   Posted 1/24/2008 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I suspect that term refers to diagnosing Crohns from the clinical presentation -- symptoms, history, perhaps blood work and X-rays and scopes.

Writer
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   Posted 1/24/2008 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
This is something of a nonspecific term, but when a disease is diagnosed "clinically," that typically means that it's diagnosed on the basis of observable symptoms. If the doctor said that to you about your case of Crohn's, he/she might have meant that you appear to have Crohn's on the basis of symptoms (things such as pain, a leaking fistula, chronic diarrhea, etc.), as distinguished from having endoscopic proof of having Crohn's (ulcerations visible on an upper endoscopy or colonoscopy, and biopsies showing evidence of Crohn's). Generally, doctors prefer to have endoscopic proof of Crohn's in order to say securely that you do have Crohn's, but others will be willing to start treatment on the basis of clinical symptoms.

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   Posted 1/24/2008 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   

I agree, the term means from the clinical symptoms on presentation it appears to be Crohn's and hopefully it can be proved by positive test results.


 
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Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 1/28/2008 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I guess it's the opposite of clinical remission, which I'm in, even though I have some symptoms, none that can be seen clinically. Just fatigue, mild afternoon fevers and off/on again "d".
Vicky / 48 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
 
Daughter (27) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
 
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor

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