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 2015

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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: 9 Jul 2015

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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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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 2015

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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: 9 Jul 2015

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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 163 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Increased Enterococcus faecalis infection is associated with clinically active Crohn disease.
 

Author(s): Youlian Zhou, Huiting Chen, Hanchang He, Yanlei Du, Jiaqi Hu, Yingfei Li, Yuyuan Li, Yongjian Zhou, Hong Wang, Ye Chen, Yuqiang Nie

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Sep;95(39):e5019.

 

This study was performed to investigate the relationship between the abundance of pathogenic gut microbes in Chinese patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and disease severity.We collected clinical data and fecal samples from 47 therapy-naive Chinese patients with ulcerative ...

Last Updated: 30 Sep 2016

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Thalidomide induces mucosal healing in postoperative Crohn disease endoscopic recurrence: Case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Huiqin Hu, Xinying Wang, Side Liu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Sep;95(36):e4799.

 

Thalidomide has been successful use in patients with refractory Crohn disease (CD) in recent years.

Last Updated: 8 Sep 2016

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Intestinal tuberculosis masquerading as difficult to treat Crohn disease: a case report.
 

Author(s): Madunil A Niriella, S Kuleesha Kodisinghe, Arjuna P De Silva, Janaki Hewavisenthi, Hithanadura J de Silva

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Crohn disease has low prevalence in Sri Lanka while compared to the West, while intestinal tuberculosis is common in the region. Since clinical, endoscopic and investigation features of Crohn disease overlap with intestinal tuberculosis, differentiating these two conditions becomes ...

Last Updated: 25 Aug 2016

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The terms "Crohn Disease" returned 14 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Small intestine contrast ultrasonography for the detection and assessment of Crohn disease: A meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Chenjing Zhu, Xuelei Ma, Luqi Xue, Jing Xu, Qingfang Li, Yun Wang, Jing Zhang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Aug;95(31):e4235.

 

Crohn disease (CD) is a chronic relapsing disease. Imaging modalities are essential for the diagnosis and assessment of CD. Small intestine contrast ultrasonography (SICUS) is a well-tolerated, noninvasive and radiation-free modality and has shown potential in CD assessment. We aimed ...

Last Updated: 6 Aug 2016

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Transperineal ultrasonography in perianal Crohn disease: A valuable imaging modality.
 

Author(s): Emily K Wright, Kerri L Novak, Cathy Lu, Remo Panaccione, Subrata Ghosh, Stephanie R Wilson

Journal: Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol. ;29(8):445-7.

 

Aims of treatment for Crohn disease have moved beyond the resolution of clinical symptoms to objective end points including endoscopic and radiological normality. Regular re-evaluation of disease status to safely, readily and reliably detect the presence of inflammation and complications ...

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2015

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ATG16L1: A multifunctional susceptibility factor in Crohn disease.
 

Author(s): Mohammad Salem, Mette Ammitzboell, Kris Nys, Jakob Benedict Seidelin, Ole Haagen Nielsen

Journal: Autophagy. 2015 Apr;11(4):585-94.

 

Genetic variations in the autophagic pathway influence genetic predispositions to Crohn disease. Autophagy, the major lysosomal pathway for degrading and recycling cytoplasmic material, constitutes an important homeostatic cellular process. Of interest, single-nucleotide polymorphisms ...

Last Updated: 7 May 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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