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Crohn's disease

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Introduction
Crohn's disease is a long-term condition involving inflammation of the lining of the digestive system.
Symptoms of Crohn's disease
The symptoms of Crohn's vary depending on which part of the intestine is inflamed.
Causes of Crohn's disease
The exact cause of Crohn's disease is unknown. Most researchers think that it is caused by a combination of factors.
Diagnosing Crohn's disease
A number of different tests may be needed to diagnose Crohn's disease, as it has similar symptoms to several other conditions.
Treating Crohn's disease
There is currently no cure for Crohn's disease, but treatment can help improve the symptoms.
Complications of Crohn's disease
People with Crohn's disease are at risk of developing a number of problems associated with the condition.
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