What is the histology of Crohn disease (CD)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2017
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The entire intestinal wall is involved with inflammation in Crohn disease. Biopsy specimens may demonstrate granulomas (approximately 50% of the time). The presence of granulomas is often helpful in making the diagnosis but is not necessary.


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