Dr. Mutlu shares how Crohn's disease is diagnosed.
Crohn’s disease is diagnosed similar to the other inflammatory bowel diseases. The person has to have the right type of symptoms, as well as the person has to have a colonoscopy and/or an endoscopy to look at the potentially affected areas, and biopsies need to be taken from these areas to prove that the person has inflammatory changes and ulcerations in these areas that are compatible with Crohn’s disease.
Dr. Ece A. Mutlu, M.D., is Associate Professor of Medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. She specializes in gastroenterology and nutrition, and her research interests include diet therapy in inflammatory bowel disease, role of microbiological flora on gastrointestinal illness, role of nutrition in gastrointestinal disease, complementary and alternative medicine for gastrointestinal disease, and antioxidant treatment of radiation proctitis.