Introduction: Crohn's disease


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Crohn's disease: Chronic autoimmune inflammatory bowel disease affecting digestion.

Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease causes inflammation in the small intestine. Crohn's disease usually occurs in the lower part of the small intestine, called the ileum, but it can affect any part of the digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus. The inflammation extends deep into the lining of the affected organ. The inflammation can cause pain and can make the intestines empty frequently, resulting in diarrhea.

Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the general name for diseases that cause inflammation in the intestines. 1

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1. excerpt from Crohn's Disease: NIDDK

Last revision: May 26, 2003

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