Crohn's disease in infants is infrequent. We describe here the case of a baby girl born at the 33rd week of pregnancy, that underwent surgery at the age of 55 days for intestinal occlusion. This was found to be due to stenosis of the right colonic flexure associated with cecum, appendix and terminal ileum. Microscopic examination showed features consistent with Crohn's disease. Eleven years after surgery, followed by cortisone therapy, the patient shows normal growth and is asymptomatic.

Crohn's Disease in Infancy: A Case Report

BALDI, Alfonso;VICIDOMINI, Giovanni;
1998

Abstract

Crohn's disease in infants is infrequent. We describe here the case of a baby girl born at the 33rd week of pregnancy, that underwent surgery at the age of 55 days for intestinal occlusion. This was found to be due to stenosis of the right colonic flexure associated with cecum, appendix and terminal ileum. Microscopic examination showed features consistent with Crohn's disease. Eleven years after surgery, followed by cortisone therapy, the patient shows normal growth and is asymptomatic.
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