Crohn's disease. Definition

Medical Definition: Crohn's disease

Chronic inflammatory disease that can affect any part of the small intestine (duodenum, jejunum and ileum) or large (granulomatous colitis), characterized by acute and chronic inflammation (granulomas) that affects the entire thickness of the intestinal wall. The most common site is the ileum and right colon (ileocolitis regional) and is often manifested by diarrhea, anemia, weight loss, symptoms of intestinal obstruction and perianal disease, fistula, fissures, abscesses. See acute abdomen stricturoplasties.

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