Crohn’s Disease belongs to a multisystem group of diseases that is characterized by the inflammation affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which often causes other ongoing complications. It can affect any age group, but is most commonly diagnosed in adolescents and young adults.
Ulcerative colitis involves the inner lining of the colon, while Crohn’s disease involves all layers of the intestine and can occur in both the small intestine and colon. Symptoms range from mild to severe and even life-threatening, and include any or all of the following: persistent diarrhea, abdominal pain or cramps, rectal bleeding, and fever and weight loss.
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are unpredictable illnesses. Some patients recover after a single attack or are in remission for years. Others require frequent hospitalizations and surgery. Symptoms may vary in nature, frequency, and intensity. Without proper treatment, symptoms may worsen considerably and complications, such as abscesses, obstruction, malnutrition, and anemia, are frequent. Our facility offers both systemic and localized treatment including Remicade, Entyvio, Stelara, and Cimzia.