Crohn Disease FAQs (cont.)
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Why is Crohn's disease so serious?
In severe cases, the bowel can develop blockages, perforations, connections to other organs called fistulas, and/or pockets of infection called abscesses. People with Crohn's disease often suffer nutritional deficiencies because eating can make symptoms worse. Crohn's disease also can cause inflammation in other parts of the body, which can cause symptoms and serious problems. Deficiency occurs also when areas of the digestive tract are damaged from the diseased process, especially in areas of inflamed small intestine where absorption of nutrients takes place, such as the duodenum and ileum.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/24/2015
Sandeep Mukherjee, MD, MB, BCh
Simmy Bank, MD, MB, ChB
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
BS Anand, MD
Venkatachala Mohan, MD
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