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What is Crohn's disease? Can you explain the cause?

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Dr. Sabina Ali
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
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Crohns disease is an autoimmune condition.
We still dont understand what causes it studies indicate that the inflammation in cd involves a complex interaction of factors: the genes the person has inherited, the immune system, and something in the environment.

In brief: See complete answer

Crohns disease is an autoimmune condition.
We still dont understand what causes it studies indicate that the inflammation in cd involves a complex interaction of factors: the genes the person has inherited, the immune system, and something in the environment.
Dr. Sabina Ali
Dr. Sabina Ali
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Dr. Robert Cloud
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No known cause

Crohn's disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) and can involve any portion of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus.
There is no known cause. The disease involves all layers of the bowel wall, and can lead to diarrhea, strictures, fistulas and abscesses. It is characterized by "skip areas and asymmetry" in involved areas of bowel.

In brief: No known cause

Crohn's disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) and can involve any portion of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus.
There is no known cause. The disease involves all layers of the bowel wall, and can lead to diarrhea, strictures, fistulas and abscesses. It is characterized by "skip areas and asymmetry" in involved areas of bowel.
Dr. Robert Cloud
Dr. Robert Cloud
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