Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus.

Signs and symptoms often include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, and weight loss. Other complications may include skin rashes, arthritis, inflammation of the eye, and fatigue. The exact cause is unknown. Most likely it involves a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Crohn's Disease can be a difficult condition to live with, but there are treatments available to help manage the symptoms and prevent flares.

Treatment typically involves antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, and surgery. The prognosis is generally good with about two-thirds of affected people achieving long-term remission.