Crohn's Disease Medications
What is Crohn's Disease?
Crohn's disease is a chronic (long-term) inflammation of the digestive tract. The inflammation causes uncomfortable and bothersome symptoms and may seriously damage the digestive tract.
What causes Crohn's disease?
The cause of Crohn's disease is unknown. Genetic, infectious, environmental, and immune system causes have all been investigated, but a single cause has not been identified.
What are the risks of Crohn's disease?
Crohn's disease has no known cure. Fistulas (abnormal connections with other organs) and abscesses (pockets of swollen or dead tissue that may become infected) commonly form, and surgery is sometimes necessary to remove the diseased bowel, drain abscesses, and repair fistulas.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/9/2013
Mary L Windle, PharmD
Simmy Bank, MD, MB, ChB
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
BS Anand, MD
Venkatachala Mohan, MD
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