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Pages: 29. Chapters: Crohn's disease, Adrenoleukodystrophy,
Episodic ataxia, Congenital disorder of glycosylation, Fructose
malabsorption, Cystinuria, Pendred syndrome, Progressive familial
intrahepatic cholestasis, Stargardt disease, Hartnup disease,
Lysinuric protein intolerance, Adrenomyeloneuropathy, Salla
disease, Glucose-galactose malabsorption, Allan-Herndon-Dudley
syndrome, Tangier disease, Gitelman syndrome, Dubin-Johnson
syndrome, De Vivo disease, African iron overload, Arterial
tortuosity syndrome, Renal glycosuria, Thyroid dyshormonogenesis.
Excerpt: Crohn's disease, also known as regional enteritis, is an
inflammatory disease of the intestines that may affect any part of
the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus, causing a wide
variety of symptoms. It primarily causes abdominal pain, diarrhea
(which may be bloody if inflammation is at its worst), vomiting, or
weight loss, but may also cause complications outside the
gastrointestinal tract such as skin rashes, arthritis, inflammation
of the eye, tiredness, and lack of concentration. Crohn's disease
is thought to be an autoimmune disease, in which the body's immune
system attacks the gastrointestinal tract, causing inflammation; it
is classified as a type of inflammatory bowel disease. There is
evidence of a genetic link to Crohn's disease, putting individuals
with siblings afflicted with the disease at higher risk. Males and
females are equally affected. Smokers are two times more likely to
develop Crohn's disease than nonsmokers. Crohn's disease affects
between 400,000 and 600,000 people in North America. Prevalence
estimates for Northern Europe have ranged from 27-48 per 100,000.
Crohn's disease tends to present initially in the teens and
twenties, with another peak incidence in the fifties to seventies,
although the disease can occur at any age. There is no known
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