Crohn's disease is one form of an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It is a disease in which the immune system attacks the microbiota of the gut, causing inflammation . The exact cause of the disease is not fully understood, but it is believed to be linked to both genetic and environmental factors . Chrohn's disease can affect any part of the GI tract but the most common symptoms are chronic diarrhoea, abdominal pain and blood and mucus in the stools.
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- ↑ US Department of Health and Human Services. Crohn's Disease. 2017 [cited from 22.10.17]. Available from: https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/10232/crohns-disease
- ↑ Ha, Francis, and Hanan Khalil. “Crohn’s Disease: A Clinical Update.” Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology 8.6 (2015): 352–359.