What are the signs and symptoms of frank perforation in Crohn disease?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Leyla J Ghazi, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Frank perforation is more uncommon, but it is one of the most serious complications of Crohn disease if it occurs. The presenting features of frank perforation are those of classic peritonitis, although these features can sometimes be masked by high-dose corticosteroid or immunosuppressant therapy.


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