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.
A Santa Barbara County woman Monday hospitalized in Los Angeles for Ebola symptoms has tested negative for the virus, according to officials.
Santa Barbara County Public Health officials said the woman was isolated after she developed a fever and signs of illness on Sunday evening.
In a statement released Monday morning, officials said “(t)est results and clinical evaluation confirm the patient does NOT have Ebola.” She was reportedly set to be released from the hospital, although no specific time was given.