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Gastroenterologia Japonica

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 366–373 | Cite as

Crohn’s disease in Japan

  • The Japanese Research Committee for Crohn’s Disease
Original Article

Summary

Sixty four cases of Crohn’s disease were diagnosed. From our results reported here, the following conclusions were confirmed:
  1. 1)

    Crohn’s disease as reported in Western countries certainly occurs amongjapanese, too.

     
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    The most characteristic feature of Crohn’s disease in Japanese patients was a long longitudinal ulcer along the mesenteric attachment of the small intestine, in addition to a cobblestone appearance.

     
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    In establishing the diagnosis of Crohn’s disease, it was most important to distinguish Crohn’s disease from intestinal tuberculosis.

     

KeyWords

Crohn’s disease 

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© The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • The Japanese Research Committee for Crohn’s Disease
    • 1
  1. 1.The 3rd Department of Internal MedicineTohoku University School of MedicineSendaiJapan

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