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Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is a chronic disorder of unknown origin characterized by inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract that can lead to a variety of symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhea, intestinal bleeding and weight loss. This section will help you better understand your disease and those medications used to treat it.

What is Crohn's disease?

Who gets Crohn's disease and how common is it?

What causes Crohn's disease?

What are the symptoms of Crohn's disease?

What are the types of Crohn's disease?

How do you diagnose Crohn's disease?

What are the complications of Crohn's disease?

What is the course of Crohn's disease?

What are the goals in treating Crohn's disease?

What are the treatments for Crohn's disease?

What is the role of surgery in treating Crohn's disease?

What are the implications for fertility and pregnancy?

Should patients with Crohn's disease receive immunizations?

What should patients with Crohn's disease avoid?

What additional resources are available for patients with Crohn's disease?

References

Contact Information

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Digestive Disease Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-2135

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