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Undiagnosed Crohn's disease

Medical news about undiagnosed Crohn's disease:

The following medical news items are relevant to nondiagnosis of Crohn's disease:

Undiagnosed Causes of Crohn's disease

As part of Crohn's disease diagnosis, consider whether any of these underlying medical Crohn's disease causes may have been overlooked:

  • The exact cause of Crohn disease remains unknown. Current theories implicate the role of genetic, microbial, immunologic, environmental, dietary, vascular, and even psychosocial factors as potential causative agents
  • Imbalance between proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory mediators
  • Research shows that the inflammation seen in the GI tract of people with Crohn's disease involves several factors: the genes the patient has inherited, the immune system itself, and the environment. Foreign substances, also referred to as antigens, are found in the environment. One possible cause for inflammation may be the body's reaction to these antigens, or that the antigens themselves are the cause for the inflammation. Some scientists think that a protein produced by the immune system, called anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF), may be a possible cause for the inflammation associated with Crohn's disease
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Undiagnosed Complications of Crohn's disease

As part of Crohn's disease diagnosis, consider whether any of these Crohn's disease complications may have been overlooked:

Undiagnosed Diseases

Read our premium medical health articles on topics related to undiagnosed conditions in general, not necessarily specific to Crohn's disease:

About undiagnosed conditions:

One possible misdiagnosis is the failure to correctly diagnose Crohn's disease leading to a person remaining with undiagnosed Crohn's disease. Any condition can potentially be missed and stay undiagnosed. For a general overview of diseases that are often undiagnosed, see Failure to Diagnose or Under-Diagnosed Diseases.


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