Crohn's disease

Description

Crohn's disease belongs to the group of chronic inflammatory gastric diseases and is characterized by constant inflammation of the entire gastrointestinal tract. Read more.

Causes

The exact cause is still unknown. However, researchers were able to identify some factors which favor the disease. The occurrence in some families suggests a genetic predisposition. Read more.

Symptoms

The symptoms vary from patient to patient. Moreover, they depend on the affected section of the digestive tract. The symptoms of Crohn's disease are similar to those of ulcerative colitis. Read more.

Diagnosis

For an accurate diagnosis, some examinations are necessary. At the beginning of the diagnosis, a complete patient survey and analysis of the medical history (anamnesis) are carried out. Read more.

Treatment & therapy

The therapy depends on the severity of the disease. For mild or moderate cases ambulatory treatment is usually sufficient. Serious cases have to be treated at least temporarily as an in-patient. Read more.

Prevention & prognosis

Targeted prevention is not possible because not enough is known about the development of Crohn's disease. Crohn's disease is incurable, but a consistent therapy allows you to live a largely normal life. Ideally, one can wait years between phases of the illness and in the meantime not feel ill. Read more.