Crohn's disease

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Crohn's disease:

see colitiscolitis,
inflammation of the colon, or large intestine. The term "colitis" may be used to refer to any of a number of disorders involving the colon. Symptoms include diarrhea (often with blood and mucus), abdominal pain, and fever.
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Crohn's disease

[′krōnz diz‚ēz]
(medicine)
Chronic inflammation of the colon and stomach of unknown etiology that involves the full thickness of the intestinal wall, often with bowel narrowing and obstruction of the lumen. It is usually accompanied by granulomas; and abdominal cramps, alteration of bowel function, and diminished food intake are common.
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According to the National Association for Colitis and Crohn's disease, Crohn's disease affects about one in every 1,600 individuals [4].
In the study, researchers found that cannabis had no effect on gut inflammation in the participating Crohn's disease patients.
Ulcerative colitis only affects the colon (large intestine), however Crohn's disease can affect any part of the digestive system, from the mouth to the anus.
According to the study published in the Journal of Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, researchers diagnosed patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease before 18 years of age.
Melissa calls her ileostomy bag Gladys and has set about raising awareness of Crohn's disease by starting a blog which is called Gladys and I.
People with Crohn's disease commonly experience phases of intense abdominal pain, exhaustion, bloody diarrhoea, sore, swollen joints and a number of other unpleasant symptoms behind closed doors.
Jaina Shah, a spokeswoman from Crohn's and Colitis UK, explains more...
Be inspired by guest speaker, two-time Grammy Award winning music producer Cool of "Cool and Dre," and by stories of students living with Crohn's or ulcerative colitis who will be awarded scholarships after winning C.A.R.E.'s essay competition.
High-risk HPV and HPV strain 16 were detected in 30% of patients with Crohn's disease and 18% of patients without Crohn's disease (P = .005), said Lucine Vuitton, MD, of University Hospital of Besancon (France) and her associates.
Perianal fistulas constitute the most frequent (23%-38%) and seriously morbid type of the perianal Crohn's disease.