Crohn disease

Crohn disease
Chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, most commonly the small intestine and colon. Crohn disease increases the risk for colorectal cancer and small intestine cancer. Also called regional enteritis.

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  • Disease, Crohn — A chronic inflammatory disease primarily involving the small and large intestine but which can affect other parts of the digestive system. It is named for Burrill Crohn, the American gastroenterologist who first described the disease in 1932.… …   Medical dictionary

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