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Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is most commonly diagnosed in adolescents or young adults, but it can strike at any age (even in children). Tough to diagnosis and often mistaken for other illnesses, Crohn's disease can cause diarrhea, gut pain, and even skin, joint, and eye problems. Read more about how you can get Crohn's disease under control with medication and lifestyle changes.

Crohn's Disease Journey

Conquering Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation and ulcers that may affect the deepest layers of the lining of the digestive tract. It can also cause abnormal openings or connections (fistulas) in the diseased intestine.

Crohn's Disease News

  • Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Crohn’s Disease

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new genetic discovery about Crohn’s disease could lead to different ways to fight the bowel disorder, researchers report. The scientists pinpointed chemical changes in Crohn’s patients’ DNA that affect how their genes work, and said these changes can be detected in blood samples. Along with raising the possibility [...]

  • Popular Crohn’s, Colitis Drugs Not Linked to Short-Term Cancer Risk: Study

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A popular class of drugs used to treat inflammatory bowel disease isn’t linked to an increase in the short-term risk of cancer, Danish researchers report. Researchers found that people with Crohn’s disease or colitis who received the drugs — tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-a) antagonists — [...]

  • FDA Approves New Drug for Hard-to-Treat Colitis and Crohn’s

    A new drug to treat adults with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

  • Gut Bacteria May Play Role in Crohn’s Disease

    By Brenda GoodmanHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The community of bacteria that typically live in the human gut is radically altered in patients with Crohn’s disease, a new study shows. Overall, patients with Crohn’s have less diversity among their intestinal bacteria than healthy individuals. And certain types of harmful bacteria appear to be [...]

  • Stem Cell Discovery Might Someday Help Treat Colitis, Crohn’s

    FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say they have found a way to grow intestinal stem cells and get them to develop into different types of mature intestinal cells. This achievement could one day lead to new ways to treat gastrointestinal disorders such as ulcers or Crohn’s disease by replacing a patient’s old gut [...]

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