Crohns Disease Center

Crohn's Disease

A form of inflammatory bowl disease (IBD), Crohn's disease usually affects the intestines. However, it may occur anywhere from the mouth to the anus. It was named after Dr. Burrill B. Crohn who first reported the disease in 1932, along with other doctors.

Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disorder. This means that the body's immune system attacks healthy issue by mistake. Individuals who have Crohn's disease have chronic (ongoing) inflammation of the Gastrointestinal tract (GI tract).

This disease can affect the large intestine, small...