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    Crohn's Disease Activity Index (CDAI)

    Determines the current severity of Crohn’s disease.

    INSTRUCTIONS

    Signs, symptoms, and history should be based on the past 7 days. Note: for abdominal pain and general well-being ratings, this calculator uses an average rating per day over the past 7 days. For stools, use the total number of soft/liquid stools over the past 7 days.
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    Why Use

    Adults with active Crohn’s disease.

    • The Crohn's Disease Activity Index (CDAI) allows quantitation and tracking of disease activity in adults with Crohn’s disease.
    • The CDAI may have wide variation in definitions and scoring in real world use.
    • Lab variations of “normal” hematocrit in men and women can often lead to markedly different CDAI scores; similarly, changes in weight can lead to score differences as well.

    Crohn’s disease is a complex and multifactorial entity. Assessment of disease activity and quality of life are difficult to quantify — a standardized, accurate tool helps compare severity across patients, as well as track individual patients over time.

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    +1
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    Questionable
    +2
    Definite
    +5
    %
    Extraintestinal Findings/Complications
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    Yes
    +1
    No
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    +1
    No
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    +1
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    Yes
    +1
    No
    0
    Yes
    +1
    No
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    Dr. William R. Best

    About the Creator

    William R. Best, MD, was a faculty member and assistant dean in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois Chicago Professional Colleges. He was later appointed Chief of Staff at Hines VA Hospital and the associate dean for Veterans Affairs at Loyola University Chicago.

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