When Your Child Has Crohn's Disease
Finding out your child has a chronic condition is never easy. But learning as much as you can about Crohn’s disease and how you can help your child live with the condition is one of the best first steps you can take.
Start With the Basics
Crohn’s disease is one type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The other major type of IBD is ulcerative colitis. Crohn’s disease is a chronic (long-term) condition that causes all layers of the intestinal wall to become sore, inflamed and swollen. It can affect the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestines, large intestines (colon), and anus. Ulcerative colitis inflames only the inner lining of the colon and/or rectum.
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