Crohn's disease belongs to a larger group of illnesses called inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It is associated with inflammation of the digestive tract, or gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which runs from the mouth to the anus, and includes the stomach and intestines. It more commonly affects the end of the small intestine and the large intestine.
Crohn’s disease is chronic, but there are medications that may help.
Crohn’s disease is a chronic disease, meaning it can’t be cured and stays with someone his or her whole life. But while there is no cure for Crohn’s, there are medications that may help patients, like your child, experience symptom reduction and achieve remission.