Crohn's disease

Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel diseaseA group of inflammatory conditions of the intestine. The two major forms are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. that can affect any part of the digestive system, most commonly the small intestineThe section of gut, or gastrointestinal tract, from the stomach to the anus. and the colonThe large intestine..

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See the practical help pages for information on diet and complementary therapies and the use of a stoma bag. Read the debate about the role of bacteria.

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Bacterial link to Crohn's disease?

Much controversy surrounds a link between germs that can live in milk and Crohn's disease - what's the science behind it all? More