Case Capsule endoscopy revealed: Apthous ulcerations Congested mucosa Hemorrhagic mucosa Findings consistent with small bowel Crohn’s Disease
Case Patient initiated on budesonide 9 mg daily Considerable improvement with complete resolution of abdominal pain. CBC normalized
Case Capsule endoscopy is superior to conventional techniques for early detection of Crohn’s disease. By early detection of small bowel lesions, CE can lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment, resulting in improved quality of life.
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