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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Enfermedad de Crohn

Crohn disease (KRONE dih-ZEEZ)
Chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, most commonly the small intestine and colon. Crohn disease increases the risk for colorectal cancer and small intestine cancer. Also called regional enteritis.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.