Crohn’s disease

From this module you will learn:
  • Factors that cause Crohn’s disease
  • Symptoms of the condition and how it is diagnosed
  • Primary medications used to manage this inflammatory disorder

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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) describes both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC). These are relapsing and remitting conditions of the gut – meaning patients have periods where they can be free from symptoms, before falling back into the symptom phase.

The causes of Crohn’s and UC are still unclear, but it is thought that genetic influence, immunology and environmental factors play roles. However, the two conditions are distinct in terms of presentation and treatment. Last week’s module covers UC.

The first description of Crohn’s was made in

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