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Crones Disease

Introduction: Crones Disease

Description of Crones Disease

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

Crones Disease: See also:

Crohn's disease:
  »Introduction: Crohn's disease
  »Symptoms of Crohn's disease
  »Causes of Crohn's disease
  »Treatments for Crohn's disease

Crones Disease as a Disease

Crones Disease: Another name for Crohn's disease (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Crohn's disease
  »Symptoms of Crohn's disease
  »Causes of Crohn's disease
  »Treatments for Crohn's disease

Crones Disease: Related Diseases

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

Causes of Crones Disease

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

Some of the symptoms of Crones Disease incude:

Treatments for Crones Disease (Crohn's disease)

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

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

Crones 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 of the... (Source: excerpt from Crohn's Disease: NIDDK)

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