What Organs Do Crohn's Disease Affect?

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Article updated and reviewed by Christian D. Stone, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine on June 1, 2005.

Crohn's disease falls within the broad category of disorders called Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It is a chronic, recurrent disease characterized by inflammation of any portion of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus.

About one-third of all Crohn's disease cases involve only the small bowel,...

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