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Crohns Disease Crohns disease is named after the physician who described the disease in a paper written in 1972 It is also called Morbus Crohns Granulomatous enteritis Regional enteritis or Terminal ileitis The disease is usually chronic with recurrent periods and also periods of remission The spread of Crohns disease into the world is getting worse and there is still no cure or prevention known to the disease Crohns disease is an inflammatory bowel disease IBD the general name for diseases that cause inflammation in the intestines Crohns disease can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms are similar to other intestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome and to another type of IBD called ulcerative colitis Crohns disease may also be called ileitis or enteritis Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation and ulcers in the top layer of the lining of the large intestine Crohns disease affects men and women equally and seems to run in some families About 20 percent of people with Crohns disease have a blood relative with some form of IBD most often a brother or sister and sometimes a parent or child The most common complication is blockage of the intestine Blockage occurs because the disease tends to thicken the intestinal wall with swelling and scar tissue narrowing the passage Crohns disease may also cause sores or ulcers that tunnel through the affected area into surrounding tissues such as the bladder vagina or skin The areas around the anus and rectum are often involved The disease can be aggravated by a bacterial infection It begins with the development of patches of inflammation on the intestinal wall which can spread from one part of the digestive tract to another The cause of Crohns disease is unknown It can affect the digestive system anywhere between the mouth and the anus but usually affects the final section of the small intestine the ileum Ulcerative Colitis causes inflammation of the inner lining
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