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Dr. Scott Butler

Abstract

Crohn’s disease (CD) is defined by chronic inflammation of an isolated portion of the gastrointestinal track. Frequently, the site of inflammation is the proximal portion of the colon, or less commonly, the terminal ileum. Other names for the disease frequently reported in medical literature and research include regional enteritis and granulomatous colitis. The specific etiology of CD is idiopathic but there are several widely accepted theories.

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