Crohn’s Disease causes inflammation in the small intestine. Crohn’s disease affects men and women equally and seems to run in some families.
Theories about what causes Crohn’s disease abound, but none have been proven. The most popular theory is that the body’s immune system reacts to a virus or a bacterium by causing ongoing inflammation in the intestine.
Treatment for Crohn’s disease depends on the location and severity of disease, complications and response to previous treatment.