Crohn's Disease Health Center

Research is being done to develop new treatments for Crohn's disease and genetic studies are expected to give new insights into the disease. Scientists hope to find a way to reverse the damage done by inflammation of the intestines. They are also trying to find ways to prevent the disease from developing at all.

Researchers are beginning to understand the ways in which a person's immune system response to normal intestinal bacteria plays a role in the development of Crohn's disease. They are looking at the composition, behavior, and exact role of intestinal bacteria in the symptoms of Crohn's disease.

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