Granulomatous Colitis (Crohn's Disease)
A chronic inflammatory disorder, primarily involving the small and large intestine, but which can affect other parts of the digestive system as well. It is named for the doctor who first described the disease in 1932. The disease is usually diagnosed in persons in their teens or twenties, but can occur at any point in life. Crohn’s disease can be a chronic, recurrent condition or can cause minimal symptoms with or even without medical treatment.