Pedi Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation, or swelling, across the lining of the digestive tract.
Crohn’s disease most often affects the end of the small intestine but can happen anywhere along the digestive tract from mouth to anus.
Crohn’s disease can move along the digestive tract and can cause inflammation in one area of the digestive tract, leave the next area disease free and affect another area further down.
Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition. This means that your child will have to pay attention to and manage the disease throughout their life.
Some children have long periods of remission, sometimes years, when they experience few or no symptoms of the disease. However, the disease will usually come back at different times during your child’s life.
Although there is no cure for Crohn’s disease at this time, symptoms can be well-controlled with proper treatment.