What are the physical findings characteristic of Crohn disease (CD)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2017
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Patients with Crohn disease may develop a mass in the right lower quadrant. Perianal complications (eg, perianal fissures or fistulas, abscesses, rectal prolapse) may be observed in up to 90% of patients with this disease. [2] Common presenting signs include occult blood loss and low-grade fever, weight loss, and anemia. The rectal examination often reveals bloody stool or a positive Hemoccult stool test.


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