Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract. Signs and symptoms often include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, and weight loss, and possible bowel obstruction. Other complications may occur outside the gastrointestinal tract and include anemia, skin rashes, arthritis, and tiredness. Crohn's disease is caused by a combination of environmental, immune and bacterial factors in genetically susceptible individuals. It results in a chronic inflammatory disorder, in which the body's immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract possibly directed at microbial antigens.
Kelly Mitchell, Craniopharyngioma Brain Tumor Complicated By Pregnancy
Kelly Mitchell tells her story of discovering a craniopharyngioma brain tumor during her seventh month of pregnancy. Her neurosurgeon, Charles Y. Liu, M.D., Ph.D., explains the issues surrounding the precise timing necessary for the pterional craniotomy to save the lives and quality of life for both mother and baby.
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