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Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease is a chronic and progressive inflammatory disease that can affect the entire digestive tract, but usually affects the lower part of the small bowel and the upper colon. This disease is caused by an abnormal response of the immune system that attacks healthy cells in the bowel (autoimmune reaction). The inflammation caused by the autoimmune reaction is responsible for various abdominal symptoms including pain and cramps, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and rectal bleeding. The diagnosis of Crohn’s disease is principally based on digestive symptoms, a positive stool calprotectin test, imaging (echography, MRI) and a colonoscopy. Crohn’s disease is treated mainly with anti-inflammatory drugs and surgery.

Biron sets itself apart

Fecal calprotectin analysis for the detection of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases*.

  • Results in 6 business days.
  • Helps with the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Can avoid the need for a colonoscopy.
  • Allows rapid medical care.
  • Costs reimbursed by most insurers.

*A doctor's prescription is required.

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Hot zone

A hot zone is a section of a facility (sometimes an entire facility or even a city district) where there is a high risk of contamination by patients with an infectious disease. All individuals entering a hot zone must respect appropriate protective measures. By analogy, “cold zone” and “warm zone” are used to refer to areas where there is no infected individual or only individuals suspected of having an infection.