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Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)

NIH Public Bulletin – May 2012

What You Need to Know About Crohn’s Disease

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

Crohn's disease causes inflammation, or swelling, and irritation of part of the digestive tract. People who have Crohn's disease may experience abdominal pain, diarrhea, and other symptoms, and they may not get enough nutrition. You can learn more by reading What I need to know about Crohn's Disease, an easy-to-read booklet that defines Crohn's disease and describes its common symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, complications, and treatment.

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This page last reviewed on August 21, 2012

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