Crohn's disease

Overview

Crohn's disease is a chronic disease that causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract.

Symptoms

Symptoms include pain in the belly, severe diarrhea, and malnutrition. Crohn's disease sometimes causes life-threatening complications.

Treatments

A variety of medications and, sometimes, surgery can reduce symptoms and lead to long-term remission.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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