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Crohn's Disease

Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition in which the intestine becomes inflamed and ulcerated.  Crohn’s disease most commonly affects the lower part of the small intestine, although it can occur in any part of the large or small intestine, stomach, esophagus or even the mouth. Symptoms of Crohn’s disease include ulcers that can develop and involve the deep layers of the bowel wall, the inability to absorb nutrients from digested foods, the development of fistulas from one part of the bowel to another part of the bowel or from the bowel to nearby tissue such as the bladder or vagina. Crohn’s disease can even lead to a blockage in the bowel by swelling, thickening or formation of scar tissue in the intestine.