Regional Enteritis

Regional Enteritis, also known as Crohn’s disease, is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease characterized by inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.


Common symptoms of Regional Enteritis include:

  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite


The exact cause of Regional Enteritis is unknown, but several factors may contribute to the development of the disease:

  • Genetics
  • Immune system dysfunction
  • Environmental factors
  • Smoking
  • Dietary factors
  • Stress


Regional Enteritis is diagnosed through a combination of medical history evaluation, physical examination, laboratory tests, and imaging studies such as:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Computed Tomography (CT) scan
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Biopsy


Treatment options for Regional Enteritis aim to alleviate symptoms, control inflammation, and prevent complications. They may include:

  • Medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs, immune system suppressors, and antibiotics
  • Dietary changes and nutritional support
  • Stress management techniques
  • Surgery in severe cases


Untreated or poorly controlled Regional Enteritis can lead to various complications, including:

  • Bowel obstruction
  • Ulcers
  • Fistulas
  • Malnutrition
  • Colon cancer (in long-standing cases)