What is the role of a CBC count in the diagnosis of Crohn disease?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Leyla J Ghazi, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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A complete blood cell (CBC) count is useful in detecting anemia, which may be due to multiple causes, including chronic inflammation, iron malabsorption, chronic blood loss, and malabsorption of vitamin B-12 or folate. Leukocytosis may be due to chronic inflammation, abscess, or steroid treatment.


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