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09-28-2012, 11:46 PM   #1
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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: California
I have a question about Granulomas. Can they also be found while the patient is in clinical remission or full on remission? Thank you.
Diagnosis: Crohn's in 1991 at age 9
Surgeries: 1 Small Bowel Resection in 1999; Central IV in 1991-92
Meds for CD: 6MP 75mg
Things I take: Tenormin 25mg (PVCs and Tachycardia), Junel (endometriosis), Tylenol 3 (Osteoarthritis), Zantac 150mg 2/day (acid reflux), Klonopin 1mg (Panic Disorder), Imitrex 25mg (migraines), Zofran 8mg (nausea)
Currently in: REMISSION Thought it was a flare but it's just scar tissue from my resection. Dealing with a stricture. Remission from my resection, 19 years and counting.
09-29-2012, 09:51 PM   #2
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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Naples, Florida
That's a very good question Crabby.

I wonder if Aussie knows. Aussie - if someone has Crohn's Disease with granulomas present, when they are in remission, will those disappear?

It's good to be back
09-30-2012, 08:20 PM   #3
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Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Hi David, interesting question. Not entirely sure.

With granulomas, they tend to occur earlier in the disease course, and tend to disappear the longer you've had Crohns.

Also, they can be found in biopsies of severely inflammed tissue through to macroscopically normal tissue (so perhaps not a good marker of active disease).

I believe that they will slowly disappear, moreso with the longevity of the disease rather that the disease actually being in remission.

Best wishes.
09-30-2012, 08:45 PM   #4
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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Naples, Florida
Thanks Aussie, we appreciate it.
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