General Discussion and Conclusions

  • J. H. Yardley
  • W. Th. Daems
Part of the Developments in Gastroenterology book series (DIGA, volume 1)


Studies presented at the workshop strongly emphasized that histological changes in Crohn’s disease [CD] are found throughout the gastrointestinal tract, including the oral cavity. Morphometric methods also indicate that subtle, albeit non-specific increases are found in total number of inflammatory cells and there is a characteristic increase in macrophages. However, diagnosis of CD and its differentiation from other forms of inflammatory bowel disease remains inexact. Except for granulomas, and to a much lesser degree, focal non-specific inflammation, the inflammatory lesions in Crohn’s disease have no important distinguishing features.


Inflammatory Bowel Disease Ulcerative Colitis Oral Cavity Surface Epithelial Cell Automate Cell Counting 
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  • W. Th. Daems

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