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Crohn's disease - affected areas

Crohn's disease - affected areas

Crohn's disease - affected areas
The inflammation of Crohn's disease is typically found in the ileocecal region. The ileocecal region consists of the last few inches of the small intestine (the ileum), which moves partially digested food to the beginning portion of the large intestine (the cecum). However, Crohn's disease can occur anywhere along the digestive tract.



Review Date: 1/25/2013  

Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.

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