Crohn's Disease Health Center

The precise cause of Crohn's disease not yet known. However, there are certain factors that are thought to play a role. Genetics environmental factors are suspected to be a part of the cause.

If the body over-reacts to normal intestinal bacteria, then it is likely that Crohn's disease will appear.

Although Crohn's disease may appear at any age, it most commonly seen in people between the ages of 15 and 35. It is also seen most commonly in Jewish community as compared to other ethnic groups.

Review Date: 
June 27, 2012
Last Updated:
June 2, 2014