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Crohn disease

Introduction: Crohn disease

Description of Crohn disease

Crohn disease (medical condition): Crohn's disease is an ongoing disease of the digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The hallmarks of Crohn's disease ...more

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Crohn disease: A chronic transmural inflammation that may involve any part of the DIGESTIVE TRACT from MOUTH to ANUS, mostly found in the ILEUM, the CECUM, and the COLON. In Crohn disease, the inflammation, extending through the intestinal wall from the MUCOSA to the serosa, is characteristically asymmetric and segmental. Epithelioid GRANULOMAS may be seen in some patients.
Source: MeSH 2007

Crohn disease: Related Topics

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Crohn disease: Rare Disease


Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Crohn disease as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Crohn disease as a Disease

Crohn disease: Another name for Crohn's disease (or close medical condition association).
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Crohn disease: Related Diseases

Crohn disease: Crohn disease is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Crohn disease

Some of the causes of Crohn disease are included in the list below:

  • The exact cause of Crohn disease remains unknown. Current theories implicate the role of genetic, microbial, immunologic, environmental, dietary, vascular, and even psychosocial factors as potential causative agents
  • Imbalance between proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory mediators
  • Research shows that the inflammation seen in the GI tract of people with Crohn's disease involves several factors: the genes the patient has inherited, the immune system itself, and the environment. Foreign substances, also referred to as antigens, are found in the environment. One possible cause for inflammation may be the body's reaction to these antigens, or that the antigens themselves are the cause for the inflammation. Some scientists think that a protein produced by the immune system, called anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF), may be a possible cause for the inflammation associated with Crohn's disease

Symptoms of Crohn disease (Crohn's disease)

Some of the symptoms of Crohn disease incude:

Treatments for Crohn disease (Crohn's disease)

Treatments for Crohn disease (Crohn's disease) include:

Treatment of Crohn disease: For more treatment information about Crohn disease, see treatment of Crohn's disease (Crohn disease)

Crohn disease: Article Excerpts about Crohn's disease

Crohn's disease causes inflammation in the small intestine. Crohn's disease usually occurs in the lower part... (Source: excerpt from Crohn's Disease: NIDDK)

Crohn disease: Related Disease Topics

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Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Crohn disease

Source - MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Crohn disease

The following list attempts to classify Crohn disease into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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