Case Study: Aphthous Ulcers in a 14-Year-Old Girl

May 2011
Pediatric Nursing;May/Jun2011, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p115
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article discusses a case study of a 14-year-old female who presented with mouth sores or aphthous ulcers, decrease in appetite and absence from school. Investigation by the pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) revealed the patient had bouts of diarrhea, and at birth had been a vaginal delivery with no complications. She was diagnosed with Crohn's disease after endoscopy and biopsy. The article also offers information on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), infectious colitis and celiac disease.


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