Chrons Disease

Kevin Gonzalez,Mirka Hernandez, Jari Taveras


Crohn's disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It usually affects the intestines, but may occur anywhere from the mouth to the end of the rectum (anus).


The main symptoms of Crohn's disease include:

  • Belly pain. The pain often is described as cramping and intermittent, and the belly may be sore when touched. ...
  • Diarrhea. ...
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Fever. ...
  • Weight loss. ...
  • Too few red blood cells (anemia). ...
  • Small tears in the anus (anal fissures) that may go away, but come back again

Cause of disease

The causes of Chrons disease are not known.Research suggests that a malfunctioning immune system, genetics, and environment may be factors in the development of the disease.


  • Barium X-rays and other X-rays.
  • CT scans.
  • Colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy.
  • Video capsule endoscopy
  • Prognosis

    Diarreah, often bloody and containing mucus or pus
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain and tenderness
  • Feeling of a mass or fullness in the abdomen
  • Rectal bleeding
  • References

    Dessein R, Chamaillard M, Danese S (2008). "Innate Immunity in Crohnʼs Disease". Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

    Cho JH, Brant SR (2011). "Recent Insights into the Genetics of Inflammatory Bowel Disease". Gastroenterology