Definitions for "Crohn’s disease"
A chronic granulomatous inflammatory disease involving any part of the gastrointestinal tract with scarring and thickening of the bowel wall; it frequently leads to intestinal obstruction.
Crohn’s disease causes inflammation in the small intestine, which causes pain and can make the intestines empty frequently, resulting in diarrhea. Other complications of Crohn’s include blockage of the intestine, ulcers, arthritis, kidney stones, gallstones or other diseases of the liver and biliary system. Foodborne transmissions of E. coli, Listeria and Streptococcus have been linked to Crohn’s disease.
An inflammation of the colon and lower part of the small intestine. Having this disease can increase the risk for CRC.