What ages are more likely to be affected by Crohn's disease?

Age15-35 most common. Can occur in children, and in older patients. There seems to be a peak in patients around age 60; the 'typical' presenting patient is in the late teens or early 20's.

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Which race and age are more likely to be affected by Crohn's disease?

Risk factors. Cd is most prevalent between ages 15 and 35, but it can be found in any age group. It is also common among people with eastern european family backgrounds, and in particular eastern european (ashkenazic) jews. More cases have been recently diagnosed in the african american popuation. Read more...

How likely am I to get the Crohn's disease?

Depends on risk fact. With no family history of crohn's disease(cd), you have about 1% chance of getting it. That increases by each risk factor like smoking, family with cd, having other immunological diseases etc. If you have any signs or symptoms of cd like diarrhea, abdomenal pain, weight loss, etc. See a gasatroenterologist and be tested. Read more...

What is current theory as to a likely cause or trigger of Crohn's disease?

Some thoughts on IBD. The exact cause of ibd is still unclear, but 71 new human genes associated with crohn's disease were recently, this week, reported. The ultimate cause is an interaction between environment and your genetic pre-disposition. Read this http://1.Usa.Gov/qaojjl and http://bit.Ly/rywvp2 | @drsteventucker. Read more...

How likely can Crohn's disease lead to arthritis?

10-20% of the time. An inflammatory arthritis occurs in approximately 10-20% of patients with crohn's disease. It usually involves the lower extremities and the knee is the most common joint affected. Read more...

How likely is it that a child will have Crohn's disease if the father or mother has it?

Yes. Crohn's disease has many genetic components so it is too complicated to say for sure what the risk is that your children will get crohns. However the risk is definitely elevated above the general population--perhaps a 5-10 fold risk above someone else of your same ethnic background. No screening is necessary but if the child has GI complaints they should be checked out. Read more...

Many people in my support forum insist they are suffering from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. I know it's possible, but how likely is it?

Very possible . When people are posting on specialize forums for specific diseases, they are looking for answers. So often they find comfort in knowing that there is a community of people who have the same conditions, and are who are suffering likewise. So that they can support each other, share treatment plans that has worked, share treatment plants that haven't worked, and keep informed of the latest treatments. Read more...
Possible, but off... Many people fall victims to information abundance but lacking ability to infer anxiety & fear getting Crohn's or ulcerative colitis from the symptoms, just like many medical students imagine they may have certain diseases during their course of studying medicine. Besides, knowledge without common sense & wisdom will miss the points of adequate care. So, yes or no - probably most of times. Read more...

Since my mom has Crohn's disease and I have psoriasis am I likely to develop Crohn's disease too? Does this increase chance of arthritis?

A chance. Crohn's has a genetic component. Offspring have about a 5% chance of getting crohn's if a parent has it. There is also an overlap between crohn's, psoriasis and arthritis, i.e. An increased associated risk. The good news is that if crohn's is treated early, there is probably a better outcome. So by being aware of your risks, you are doing your best and ahead of the game. Read more...

16 year old daughter has Crohn's disease and has no signs of puberty should l be worried? Her bone age is 13.

Proper treatment. Growth and development problems: stunted growth and delayed puberty, are common problems in children and teens with crohn's disease. These problems are believed to be due mostly to undernourishment.With control and proper treatment of disease, the prognosis for ultimate linear growth and maturity is good. If worried ask gastroenterologist or treating physician. Read more...

Almost died from mononucleosis very young. Could that have caused me to be more likely to develop Crohn's disease in my family?

Mono & Crohn's. Although the two diseases share a simllar lymphoid hyperplasia, there is not much in the medical literature that links these together. Certainly there is no causative link that has been proven at this point. Read more...