Last updated: Wednesday, 24, November, 2010
|Complications + Associations||Appropriate Tests|
Faeces - microscopy culture and antigen detection; faeces - ova, cysts and parasites, to exclude infection as the cause of prolonged diarrhoea.
Biopsy of the involved area.
Colorectal biopsy; Faecal calprotectin, FBC, blood film. protein (total) - serum or plasma and albumin - plasma or serum are useful for monitoring disease activity.
Crohn’s disease may present with a gastrointestinal or systemic complication.
|Lesion biopsy to establish diagnosis and to exclude other conditions.|
|Systemic complications + associations|
Anaemia, related to
Hepatobiliary disease, including
|See under Hepatitis|
|See Drug-induced oxidative haemolysis under Haemolysis and Impaired utilisation under Folate deficiency.|