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Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)

NIH Public Bulletin – April 2012

Get the Basics on Crohn’s Disease

Format: Fact Sheet
Institute: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Crohn's disease is a chronic disorder that causes swelling and irritation of the digestive tract. The most common symptoms of the disease are abdominal pain and diarrhea. You can learn more by reading Crohn's Disease, a fact sheet that provides general information about the disease, including how it develops, symptoms, diagnosis, potential complications, and treatment.

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This page last reviewed on August 21, 2012

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