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autoimmune disease, Crohn disease, inflammatory bowel disease



  1. Ferrara, Lucille R. EdD, RN, MBA, FNP-BC
  2. Saccomano, Scott J. PhD, RN, GNP-BC


Abstract: Crohn disease (CD) is an autoimmune disease that affects people across the lifespan. Patients with CD are predisposed to other autoimmune illnesses, such as psoriasis or arthritis, and suffer from complications including infection and malnutrition. This article will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of CD.