Learn about Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD from Martin D. Fried MD, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Produced by DrMDK.com
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Learn about Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD Interviewer: Some kids get tremendous belly pain goes on for awhile sometimes they get bloody diarrhea and they go to a gastroenterologist and start worrying about they called colitis. We have couple of types. Can you discuss what colitis is and how make the diagnosis. Interviewee: Sure. They’re Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis. Both are considered Inflammatory Bowel Disease, they’re inflammations of the intestinal track. Crohn’s can be anywhere from the mouth, the esophagus, the stomach, the small and large intestines and the rectum. They’re usually diagnosed by endoscopy. There are some blood test that can suggest it, we look for low protein, we look for index as of inflammation in the blood but ultimately we look for a biopsy. A biopsy for ulcerative colitis will show inflammation that’s superficial, a biopsy for Crohn’s Diseases tends to be a deeper inflammation and the whole mark of the biopsy for Crohn’s Disease is something called granuloma. You see this swirl of connective tissue on the biopsy that concludes that it’s Crohn’s Disease.