Crohn disease - affected areas

Crohn disease - affected areas

The inflammation of Crohn's disease is typically found in the ileocecal region. The ileocecal region consists of the last few inches of the small intestine (the ileum), which moves partially digested food to the beginning portion of the large intestine (the cecum). However, Crohn's disease can occur anywhere along the digestive tract.



Review Date: 6/11/2019  

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