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Will non-specific ileocolitis diagnosed in a patient with Crohn’s disease cause any complications in the future?

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Posted on Thu, 20 Jun 2019
Question: 48yrs male k/c/o Hypertension. non specific ileocolitis .? early Crohn’s disease detected in 2014, presently no symptoms. What complications will be there in future?
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Answered by Dr. Arnab Banerjee (2 hours later)
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Hello,

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.

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Dr. Arnab Banerjee, Critical Care Specialist
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Will non-specific ileocolitis diagnosed in a patient with Crohn’s disease cause any complications in the future?

Brief Answer: Please see the detailed answer below... Detailed Answer: Hello, 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. Regards, Dr. Arnab Banerjee, Critical Care Specialist