crohn’s disease

noun Pathology.

  1. a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that causes scarring and thickening of the intestinal walls and frequently leads to obstruction.


  1. inflammation, thickening, and ulceration of any of various parts of the intestine, esp the ileumAlso called: regional enteritis See also Johne’s disease

1935, for U.S. pathologist B.B. Crohn (1884-1983), one of the team that wrote the article describing it in 1932.


  1. Enteritis of unknown cause that is usually limited to the terminal ileum but can progress to other segments of the intestine, characterized by nodule formation and fibrous tissue buildup, abdominal pain, and patchy deep ulceration.granulomatous enteritis regional enteritis regional ileitis terminal ileitis

  1. A gastrointestinal disease characterized by inflammation of the ileum, resulting in abdominal cramping, diarrhea, and weight loss. It is named after American physician Burrill Bernard Crohn (1884-1983), who first described it.

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