What is Crohn's Disease?
Crohn's Disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease which affects the lining of the digestive tract.
When was it discovered?
Crohn's Disease was discovered in 1932 by Dr. Burrill Bernard Crohn and two of his colleagues.
Where does it infect?
Crohn's disease infects the digestive tract through inflammation.
Who does it infect?
Crohn's Disease infects people of all ages. It can be found in a person as young as 1 or as old as 90. It can also infect dogs and cats.
Why do people catch it?
The exact cause of Crohn's disease is unknown but it has been linked to environmental factors, immune function, bacterial factors, and a patient's genes. There is no real cure but surgery and medication may help slow the progression of the disease.