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Diseases » Crohn's Disease




Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune disease, characterized by inflammation in the digestive tract, intestine and also part of gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It can affect any part of GI tract from mouth to anus. The most common part that is affected is ileum lower part of intestine.
Both males and females are equally affected. It is seen more between the ages of 20- 35. It is said that people having Crohn’s disease have a blood relative with some form of inflammatory bowel disease. Smokers are of three times more likely to develop Crohn’s disease.

Types:

Based on affected areas it is classified into following types

• Crohn’s ileocolic - in this both ileum and large intestine are affected. It accounts for 50 % of cases.

• Crohn’s ileitis - in this only ileum is affected. It accounts for 30% of cases.

• Crohn’s colitis - in this only Large intestine is affected. It accounts for 20 % of cases.




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