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Crohn's disease

Names 

Crohn’s disease
Crohn's (granulomatous) colitis
Gastroduodenal crohn's disease
jejunoileitis
Illeitis
ileocolitis

Description

Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of the digestive tract that may lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, and malnutrition

Prevalence

US cases: ~ 1 million
Source: Gastroenterology

Typical Age of onset

15-35

Symptoms

 

  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Blood in your stool
  • Mouth sores
  • Reduced appetite and weight loss

Other signs and symptoms people with severe Crohn's disease may also experience:

  • Inflammation of skin, eyes and joints
  • Inflammation of the liver or bile ducts
  • Delayed growth or sexual development, in children

Source: Mayo Clinic