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Introduction: Crohn's

Description of Crohn's

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

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Crohn's as a Disease

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

Some of the causes of Crohn's 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's (Crohn's disease)

Some of the symptoms of Crohn's incude:

Treatments for Crohn's (Crohn's disease)

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

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

Crohn's: Article Excerpts about Crohn's disease

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

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