Will non-specific ileocolitis diagnosed in a patient with Crohn’s disease cause any complications in the future?
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First of all, please note that Ileocolitis is most commonly observed in Crohn's disease and nonspecific origin needs further work-ups under Gastroenterologist's supervision.
Theoretically speaking, the complications can include ulcers, fissures, fistula, bowel obstructions, malnutrition and some colonic malignancy in rare case scenario. Please note, rare incidents are actually rare and hardly present, so to speak.
However, practically, if the person is remaining under thorough follow-up of the Gastroenterologist, maintaining a well-balanced diet devoid of any smoking/alcohol, avoid junk/fast foods, maintaining good hydration and an active lifestyle; the life expectancy is almost normal only.
Hope this answers your query.
Dr. Arnab Banerjee, Critical Care Specialist
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