Crohn's disease diagnosed by wireless capsule endoscopy in adolescents with abdominal pain, protein-losing enteropathy, anemia and negative endoscopic and radiologic findings

Olga Barkay, Menachem Moshkowitz, Shimon Reif

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Abstract

Background: Approximately one-fourth of new Crohn's disease diagnoses are made in individuals under the age of 20 years, in whom proximal Crohn's disease tends to be more common. Objectives: To describe the role of wireless capsule endoscopy in diagnosing isolated small intestinal Crohn's disease in two adolescents. Methods: Wireless capsule endoscopy was performed in two adolescents with severe protein-losing enteropathy and negative standard diagnostic workup. Results: Wireless capsule endoscopy successfully diagnosed Crohn's disease with uncharacteristic presentations and negative radiographic and endoscopic findings in both patients. Conclusions: The non-invasiveness and ease in performance of capsule endoscopy on an ambulatory basis make this diagnostic modality especially advantageous for children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-218
Number of pages3
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Volume7
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diagnostic modalities
  • Wireless capsule endoscopy

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