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 What are the symptoms of Crohn's disease?

What are the symptoms of Crohn's disease?

Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammation (?infection!!) which can affect the whole digestive tract from mouth to anus, but most affected are small and large bowels and sometimes the anus. We don't know what causes it, we think something has gone wrong with the way our immune system reacts to a stimulus of some kind. We treat it with immune-modulating drugs. Sometimes surgery e.g. removing a severely inflamed or narrowed (very rarely bleeding) length of bowel in needed. It often causes these symptoms: abdominal complains e.g. pain diarrhea, which can be bloody low grade fever weight loss joint pains skin problems Diagnosis and treatment, sometimes quite difficult, usually is in the hands of a gastro-enterologist.

With Reference to:

Liang-Hai Sie

retired general internist, former intensive care physician.