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what does it mean when th biopsy says exclusion of infections and parasitic agents?
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To exclude means to rule something out.

Before saying you have Crohn's/UC, the docs want to exclude (rule out) the chance that it's really something else.

If you have an infection/parasite, then that's probably what's making you sick ... not Crohns/UC (which are more like disorders of the immune system ... though if you were REALLY unlucky you could have an infection on top of Crohn's/UC.).

I can't say exactly what your biopsy meant because you didn't give the full sentence/context >.<

It could have said they DID exclude infection/parasite or that they COULDN'T exclude infection/parasite.
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this is what the whole biopsy says.

DIAGNOSIS:
1a.terminal ileum-small bowel mucosa with no significant histopathology
2A. RANDOM COLON COLONIC MUCOSA WITH NO SIGNIFICANT HISTOPATHOLOGY. NO HISTOLOGIC  EVIIDENCE OF ACTIVE ,CHRONIC OR MICROSCOPIC COLITIS
3A.SIGMOID COLON-MILD ACTIVE ACTIVE COLITIS WITH SUPERFICAL EROSION.




SEE MICROSCOPIC
1A.MICROSCOPIC  IS PERFORMED
2A. MICROSCOPIC IS PERFORMED
3A.SLIDE 3A SHOWS COLONIC MUCOSA WITH INTACT ARCHITECTURE,MILD SUPERFICIAL ACUTE INFLAMMATION AND HEMORRHAGE WITH SUPERFICIAL EROSION. GRANULOMAS AND DYSPLASIA ARE NOT IDENTIFIED . EXCLUSION OF INFECTIONS AND PARASITIC AGENTS IS RECOMMENED. CORRELATION WITH CLINICAL,LABORATORY,RADIOLOGIC, AND ENDOSCOPIC FINDINGSS IS NECESSARY.
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