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[mass noun] A chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines, especially the colon and ileum, associated with ulcers and fistulae.
- ‘The term, inflammatory bowel disease, refers to two conditions called ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.’
- ‘At the other end, pregnancy results in a welcome break from psoriasis or the distressing symptoms of Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.’
- ‘The most common symptoms of both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are diarrhea and abdominal pain.’
- ‘His major interest is in what's called Inflammatory Bowel Disease, that's Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.’
- ‘We're looking at multiple sclerosis, juvenile onset diabetes and Crohn's disease.’
- ‘This agent may prove to be useful in the treatment of gynecologic fistulas in Crohn's disease.’
- ‘Stomas are commonly necessary in sufferers of inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.’
- ‘Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are the two most common forms of inflammatory bowel disease.’
- ‘Two kinds of inflammatory bowel disease are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.’
- ‘The ongoing symptoms of Crohn's disease, such as diarrhoea, can lead to weight loss.’
- ‘The association occurs more often in patients with Crohn's disease than in those with ulcerative colitis.’
- ‘Histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of Crohn's disease.’
- ‘There's no known medical cure for either ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.’
- ‘The risk of colorectal cancer in patients with Crohn's disease is lower than in patients with ulcerative colitis.’
- ‘Stress appears to play a role in the exacerbation of Crohn's disease.’
- ‘If your doctor thinks you may have Crohn's disease, he or she will ask you about your symptoms and do a complete exam to look for signs of the illness.’
- ‘What is an appropriate diet for a person with mild Crohn's disease?’
- ‘The other main inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, can affect any part of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus.’
- ‘He's had flare-ups of Crohn's disease, a serious inflammation of the intestines that causes pain and diarrhea.’
- ‘Unlike Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis does not involve the small intestine.’
1930s: named after Burrill B. Crohn (1884–1983), American pathologist, who was among the first to describe it.
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