Crohn's Disease Exhibiting a Favorable Clinical Course, Report of Two Cases Koichi Kurahara 1 , Takayuki Matsumoto 2 , Mitsuo lida 3 1The Second Department of Internal Medicine, Kyushu University Hospital 2Department of Endoscopic Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Kyushu University Hospital 3Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School Keyword: Crohn病 , 長期予後 , X線所見 pp.1287-1292
Published Date 1999/9/25
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1403102824
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 The long-term clinical course of Crohn's disease has been characterized by frequent relapse and development of intestinal complications. We reported two cases of the disease which remained in remission for more than ten years without any specific treatment. In a case of ileocolitis type, inflammatory polyposis of the colon exhibited scarred ulcers during a 19-year period of observation whereas stenosis of the terminal ileum persisted. Initial cobblestone appearance of the other case of ileitis type exhibited eccentric deformities for 10 years. Our cases suggest that there may be a subtype of Crohn's disease characterized by a rather favorable course which can not be predicted by clinical manifestations at the initial diagnosis.

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