Crohn Disease

Common Name(s)

Crohn Disease, Crohn's disease

Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the general name for conditions that cause inflammation in the intestines. Common signs and symptoms include abdominal pain and diarrhea. Bleeding from the rectum, weight loss, joint pain, skin problems and fever may also occur. Other problems can include intestinal blockage and malnutrition. Crohn's disease can occur in people of all age groups but is most often diagnosed in young adults. The exact cause is unknown, but is thought to involve both genetic and environmental factors. It appears to run in some families. Treatment is aimed at relieving symptoms and reducing inflammation, but some people require surgery.
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Crohn Disease" for support, advocacy or research.

Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)

AGMD is a nonprofit international organization which serves as an integral educational resource concerning digestive motility diseases and disorders. It also functions as an important information base for members of the medical and scientific communities. In addition, it provides a forum for patients suffering from digestive motility diseases and disorders as well as their families and members of the medical community.

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2013

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Center for Jewish Genetics

The Center is dedicated to gathering and disseminating knowledge about Jewish genetic disorders and hereditary cancers. Its mission is to educate and serve health care professionals, clergy and the Jewish community.

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2012

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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Inc.

CCFA's mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2014

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Digestive Disease National Coalition

The Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) has provided national leadership on behalf of patient organizations, professional societies, and industry interested in the full spectrum of digestive disorders.

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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Pull-thru Network, Inc.

The Pull-thru Network is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to providing education, information, support and advocacy for those individuals, and the families of those individuals, who are affected by any congenital anorectal, colorectal or urogenital disorder and any of the variety of related diagnoses.

Last Updated: 8 Nov 2012

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Crohn Disease" for support, advocacy or research.

Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)

AGMD is a nonprofit international organization which serves as an integral educational resource concerning digestive motility diseases and disorders. It also functions as an important information base for members of the medical and scientific communities. In addition, it provides a forum for patients suffering from digestive motility diseases and disorders as well as their families and members of the medical community.

http://www.agmd-gimotility.org

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2013

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Center for Jewish Genetics

The Center is dedicated to gathering and disseminating knowledge about Jewish genetic disorders and hereditary cancers. Its mission is to educate and serve health care professionals, clergy and the Jewish community.

http://www.jewishgenetics.org

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2012

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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Inc.

CCFA's mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

http://www.ccfa.org

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2014

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Digestive Disease National Coalition

The Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) has provided national leadership on behalf of patient organizations, professional societies, and industry interested in the full spectrum of digestive disorders.

http://ddnc.org/

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

http://www.healthywomen.org

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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Pull-thru Network, Inc.

The Pull-thru Network is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to providing education, information, support and advocacy for those individuals, and the families of those individuals, who are affected by any congenital anorectal, colorectal or urogenital disorder and any of the variety of related diagnoses.

http://www.PullthruNetwork.org

Last Updated: 8 Nov 2012

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Crohn Disease" returned 133 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Hepatitis and pneumonitis during adalimumab therapy in Crohn disease: mind the histoplasmosis!
 

Author(s): Bruno do Valle Pinheiro, Aureo de Almeida Delgado, Julio Maria Fonseca Chebli

Journal: Arq Gastroenterol. ;51(1):73-6.

 

Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) inhibitor therapy plays a pivotal role in the management of moderate to severe inflammatory bowel disease. Because of the role of TNF-α in the host defenses, anti-TNF therapy has been associated with an increase the risks of granulomatous infections.

Last Updated: 24 Apr 2014

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Abdominal aortitis associated with Crohn disease.
 

Author(s): Vinaya Gaduputi, Hassan Tariq, Kalyan Kanneganti

Journal: Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Feb;28(2):69-70.

 

Last Updated: 6 Feb 2014

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Anaplastic large cell lymphoma of the colon in a patient with colonic Crohn disease treated with infliximab and methotrexate.
 

Author(s): Tushar Shukla, Jennifer Jin, Esmeralda Celia Marginean, Nav Saloojee

Journal: Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Jan;28(1):11-2.

 

Last Updated: 13 Jan 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Crohn Disease" returned 7 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The endoplasmic reticulum stress response chaperone: Gp96, a host receptor for Crohn disease-associated adherent-invasive Escherichia coli.
 

Author(s): Nathalie Rolhion, Paul Hofman, Arlette Darfeuille-Michaud

Journal: Gut Microbes. ;2(2):115-9.

 

Ileal lesions of Crohn disease (CD) patients are abnormally colonized by adherent-invasive Escherichia coli (AIEC) producing outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) that contribute to the bacterial invasion process. In addition, endoplasmic stress was recently reported to have a key role in ...

Last Updated: 22 Jun 2011

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Crohn disease: a current perspective on genetics, autophagy and immunity.
 

Author(s): Thaddeus S Stappenbeck, John D Rioux, Atsushi Mizoguchi, Tatsuya Saitoh, Alan Huett, Arlette Darfeuille-Michaud, Tom Wileman, Noboru Mizushima, Simon Carding, Shizuo Akira, Miles Parkes, Ramnik J Xavier

Journal: Autophagy. 2011 Apr;7(4):355-74.

 

Crohn disease (CD) is a chronic and debilitating inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. Prevalence in Western populations is 100-150/100,000 and somewhat higher in Ashkenazi Jews. Peak incidence is in early adult life, although any age can be affected and a majority ...

Last Updated: 30 Jun 2011

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Paneth cell function--implications in pediatric Crohn disease.
 

Author(s): Julia Beisner, Eduard F Stange, Jan Wehkamp

Journal: Gut Microbes. ;2(1):47-51.

 

Defects in the intestinal barrier play a central role in disease pathogenesis. Recently we have demonstrated that children with ileal Crohn's disease show a reduced expression of small intestinal HD-5 at the age of onset suggesting that a compromised mucosal barrier function might ...

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2011

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

High-dose Cyclophosphamide for Severe Refractory Crohn Disease
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Crohn's Disease; Crohn Disease

 

Last Updated: 18 May 2013

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Last Updated: 30 Aug 2011

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Crohn’s Disease, Obesity and Disease Severity
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Crohn’s Disease, Obesity

 

Last Updated: 18 Jun 2007

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