Crohns Disease / Irritable Bowel

Crohn's Disease Fact Sheet

Crohn’s disease causes inflammation in the small intestine. Crohn’s disease usually occurs in the lower part of the small intestine, called the ileum, but it can affect any part of the digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus. The inflammation extends deep into the lining of the affected organ. The inflammation can cause pain and can make the intestines empty frequently, resulting in diarrhea.

January 2003

Crohns Disease / Irritable Bowel — In The News
Slowed Growth Could Signal Crohn's Disease in Kids Mar 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A lag in growth could be a sign that a child might suffer from undiagnosed inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), especially Crohn's disease, one pediatric doctor says. "Growth charts are one of the most important things we look at with children because sometimes... Read More


New Drug for Crohn's Disease Shows Early Promise Mar 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug may quickly quash symptoms of the digestive disorder Crohn's disease -- at least for the short term, an early clinical trial finds. The study, of more than 150 adults with Crohn's, found that just two weeks of treatment sent... Read More


Black Children May Fare Worse With Crohn's Disease Mar 10, 2015

TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Race may play a role in outcomes for children and teens with Crohn's disease, with black patients faring worse than whites, a new study suggests. "We found racial inequalities exist among children and adolescents with Crohn's disease, likely due to a combination of... Read More


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