What is the presentation of pediatric Crohn disease of the colon?

Updated: Oct 23, 2018
  • Author: Andrew B Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Answer

Colonic Crohn disease may be clinically indistinguishable from ulcerative colitis (UC), with manifestations that include the following:

  • Bloody mucopurulent diarrhea

  • Cramping abdominal pain

  • Urgency to defecate


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