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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology - Volume 21 2007, Issue 12, Pages 835-837

Brief Communication

Division of Gastroenterology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Division of Pathology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Received 4 August 2006; Accepted 30 November 2006

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Abstract

Crohn’s disease CD is a chronic relapsing and remitting inflammatory disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. The common presentation includes abdominal pain, abdominal cramping and diarrhea. Many patients may exhibit systemic symptoms of fever and weight loss. Approximately 20% to 40% of patients will experience extraintestinal manifestations that involve the eyes, skin and joints. Women may experience a variety of gynecological manifestations, including vulvovaginal involvement, which is often not recognized and also difficult to treat. A case of refractory vulvovaginal CD is presented and the literature of gynecological manifestations of CD and its treatment are reviewed.





Author: Sapna Makhija, Martin Trotter, Elizabeth Wagner, Sylvain Coderre, and Remo Panaccione

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