There is some evidence that inflammatory bowel disease is becoming more common in the Western world. Every general practice has patients who present with symptoms that could be caused by this condition, or patients receiving treatment for inflammatory bowel disease.
- Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease can present in an identical manner, and biopsies may be necessary to distinguish the
two conditions. Which of the following are more characteristic of Crohn’s disease than ulcerative colitis?
a. small bowel involvement
b. uniform involvement in the colon from rectum to caecum, and not involving the small bowel
c. skip lesions of normal bowel between areas of inflammation
d. noncaseating granulomas on biopsy
e. positive antigliadin antibodies
The multiple choice questions in this quiz may have more than one answer.