Crohn Disease (cont.)
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What are the symptoms and signs of Crohn's disease?
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Crohn's disease is intermittent. This means that the inflammation occurs (flares) without warning and then goes away (goes into remission) over time. It is impossible to predict when the condition will flare, how long the flare will last, and when it will flare again. Most people feel pretty well when their disease is not active.
The most common symptoms in Crohn's disease are those related to the inflammatory damage to the digestive tract.
General symptoms occur in some but not all cases.
Other symptoms of Crohn's disease may be attributable to related medical conditions affecting the skin, joints, mouth, eyes, liver, and bile ducts.
What causes Crohn's disease?
The exact cause of Crohn's disease remains unknown.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/16/2016
Senthil Nachimuthu, MD, BS
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