How Do You Get Crohns Disease?

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Crohn's disease is a long-term (chronic) condition in which inflammation causes injury to the intestines. It typically begins in young adulthood, most often between ages 15 and 40.

No one knows for sure what triggers the initial intestinal inflammation at the start of Crohn's disease. Many experts think that a virus or a bacterial infection might start the process by activating the immune system, and that the body's immune system stays active and creates inflammation in the...

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