When is Crohn disease (CD) frequently diagnosed?

Updated: Oct 17, 2017
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Note that historically—and especially when a preoperative computed tomography (CT) scanning has not been done—Crohn disease is frequently diagnosed at the time of laparotomy for presumed appendicitis. Another disease in the differential diagnosis is salmonellosis, which can present as bloody diarrhea.


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