NCLEX RN Practice Question # 952

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 952.


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Crohn’s Disease


  • An inflammatory disease that can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract but most often affects the terminal ileum and leads to thickening and scarring, a narrowed lumen, fistulas, ulcerations, and abscesses
  • Characterized by remissions and exacerbations


  • Fever
  • Cramp-like and colicky pain after meals
  • Diarrhea (semisolid), which may contain mucus and pus
  • Abdominal distention
  • Anorexia, nausea, and vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Anemia
  • Dehydration
  • Electrolyte imbalances
  • Malnutrition (may be worse than that seen in ulcerative colitis)

Nursing Interventions: Care is similar to that for the client with ulcerative colitis; however, surgery may be necessary but is avoided for as long as possible because recurrence of the disease process in the same region is likely to occur.



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