The Discovery of Crohn’s Disease: Dr. Burrill Crohn’s met a 17-year-old boy in his private practice and his refused to accept the diagnosis of intestinal tuberculosis. This led to a scientific breakthrough and landmark paper in 1932 identifying the disease that today bears his name.
- Frequent diarrhea
- Rectal bleeding
- Weight loss
- Abdominal pain/Cramping
- Reduced appetite
The treatment for Crohn’s disease can involve surgery, medicine or both.
There is currently no cure for the disease, and there is no one treatment that works for everyone. Doctors use one of two approaches to treatment — either “step-up,” which starts with milder drugs first, or “top-down,” which gives people stronger drugs earlier in the treatment process.
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