Crohn disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract. The other type of inflammatory bowel disease is ulcerative colitis. Crohn disease can affect any part of the digestive tract but is common around the terminal ileum and large intestine.
It manifest as bloody or not bloody diarrhea that does not respond to over the counter medications. The extraintestinal manifestions are: eye inflammation, rash, oral ulcerations, arthritis and kidney stones.
The complications of Crohn disease are: colorectal cancer, malnutrition, malabsorption, perianal disease, fistula - enterovesicula fistulae which can cause recurrent urinary tract infections.
Treatment use to control this disease include: steroids, azathioprines and antibiotics.