Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) where one or more parts of a child’s intestinal tract becomes inflamed. Crohn’s disease is a chronic but manageable disease.
Crohn’s is in children & teens:
- Symptoms may be mild or severe.
- Affects the small intestine, but can affect any part of the digestive tract, including the
- Mouth, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, appendix, colon or anus.
- No cure, however, right treatment plan can minimize or eliminate symptoms with
- Medication and lifestyle changes.
- Disease can go into long periods of remission, for months to even years.
- It can affect any region of the digestive tract, including the mouth, esophagus, stomach,
- Duodenum, appendix, colon or anus. The most common area to be affected is the last
- Part of the small intestine (terminal ileum).
- In rare cases, it starts with orofacial granulomatosis (OFG), a chronic inflammatory
- Condition of the mouth highly associated with Crohn’s that often progresses to the