What is Crohn’s disease?

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn’s disease is caused by long-term inflammation that damages the digestive tract and prevents it from working normally. The symptoms of Crohn’s disease include diarrhea, fever, weight loss, bloating, and bloody stools. The digestive tract includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small bowel, and colon. The …
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Colon – Chronic colitis

Last edited and reviewed on February 9, 2020 by Jason Wasserman MD PhD FRCPC Quick facts: Chronic colitis is a medical condition where cells from the immune system attack the cells inside the colon causing inflammation and damage. For most people chronic colitis is caused by inflammatory bowel disease, either ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. …
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