Crohn’s diease

Crohn’s disease is a disease where parts of the digestive tract become inflamed.

  • It most often involves the lower end of the small intestines and the beginning of the large intestine.
  • It may also occur any part of the digestive system from the mouth to the end of the rectum (anus).

Crohn’s disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Ulcerative colitis is a related condition.

Source and full text: U.S. National Library of Medicine Medline Plus http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000249.htm

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