What are the symptoms of Regional Enteritis?
This is the most disabling and discouraging affliction of the small intestine; known to practioners as regional enteritis although widely referred to as Crohn’s disease. It is a chronic inflammatory disease that may involve the entire alimentary tract, especially the small intestine (ileum).
It generally occurs in young adults and runs an intermittent clinical course with mild to severe disability and frequent complications.
The disease is characteristed by granulomatous response of the submucosa to unknown agents by lymphoid tissue thickening, encroachment upon lumen, scarring of the mucles, mucosal ulceration, and fistula formation between bowel loops themselves and the skin. The causes are unknown, though genetic and familial factors play a role.