Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract. Signs and symptoms often include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, and weight loss, and possible bowel obstruction. Other complications may occur outside the gastrointestinal tract and include anemia, skin rashes, arthritis, and tiredness. Crohn's disease is caused by a combination of environmental, immune and bacterial factors in genetically susceptible individuals. It results in a chronic inflammatory disorder, in which the body's immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract possibly directed at microbial antigens.
Patient Marie Barry Speaks About Her Diagnosis Of Three Autoimmune Disorders.
Patient Marie Barry speaks about the worry and fear she experienced upon
receiving a diagnosis of three autoimmune disorders: rheumatoid arthritis,
systemic lupus, and Sjögren's Syndrome. Fortunately, her condition has
improved dramatically as a result of treatment at Stanford with biologics,
which are a class of drug aimed directly at rheumatoid arthritis. She has
a high level of faith in the research done in the laboratories at Stanford
to successfully combat and ultimately cure autoimmune diseases such as