Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Crohn's Disease Outlook

What to expect with Crohn's disease:

  • Most people with Crohn's have symptoms that come and go.
  • Most people with Crohn's disease are admitted to the hospital for worsening symptoms once a year.
  • There is a slightly increased risk of cancer of the colon in those who have Crohn's disease.
  • Nearly 2 out of 3 people with Crohn's cases have disease that is confined to the small intestine.
  • One out of five people with Crohn's will have disease only in the large intestine.

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Last Updated: Mar 21, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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