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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

  • Slowed Growth Could Signal Crohn’s Disease in Kids

    WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A lag in growth could be a sign that a child might suffer from undiagnosed inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), especially Crohn’s disease, one pediatric doctor says. “Growth charts are one of the most important things we look at with children because sometimes a slower growth rate is the only [...]

  • New Drug for Crohn’s Disease Shows Early Promise

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug may quickly quash symptoms of the digestive disorder Crohn’s disease — at least for the short term, an early clinical trial finds. The study, of more than 150 adults with Crohn’s, found that just two weeks of treatment sent many into remission — [...]

  • Black Children May Fare Worse With Crohn’s Disease

    TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Race may play a role in outcomes for children and teens with Crohn’s disease, with black patients faring worse than whites, a new study suggests. “We found racial inequalities exist among children and adolescents with Crohn’s disease, likely due to a combination of genetic and environmental differences,” Dr. Jennifer [...]

  • Viruses May Play Role in Crohn’s Disease, Colitis: Study

    FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Viruses may play a role in inflammatory bowel diseases, including the two most common types, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, a new study reveals. Previous research has linked these bowel diseases with a lower variety of bacteria in the gut, according to the researchers. In this new study, people with [...]

  • Crohn’s, Colitis May Have Genetic Underpinnings, Study Finds

    FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The intestinal bacteria that cause inflammatory bowel disease, which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, may be inherited, researchers report. The findings, published recently in the journal Genome Medicine, could help in efforts to prevent the disease and treat the 1.6 million Americans with Crohn’s or colitis, the study [...]

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