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What is Crohn's disease?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: Gut disease

This is a serious, troublesome, incurable, chronic disease usually involving the gut, causing the wall to thicken and become blocked.
The new biotech medicines have made it much easier to treat than in the past. You may hear it called "regional enteritis" or "terminal ileitis"; the latter doesn't mean it's terminal in the sense that it's usually fatal.

In brief: Gut disease

This is a serious, troublesome, incurable, chronic disease usually involving the gut, causing the wall to thicken and become blocked.
The new biotech medicines have made it much easier to treat than in the past. You may hear it called "regional enteritis" or "terminal ileitis"; the latter doesn't mean it's terminal in the sense that it's usually fatal.
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