Crohn's disease

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What is Crohn's disease?

Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus. It may cause a wide variety of symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, or weight loss.

Common symptoms reported by people with Crohn's disease

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with Crohn's disease

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
90
Tried for
Crohn's disease (90)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pentasa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
67
Tried for
Crohn's disease (67) Abdominal pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
45
Tried for
Crohn's disease (45) Abdominal pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
36
Tried for
Crohn's disease (36)
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Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
35
Tried for
Crohn's disease (35)
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
28
Tried for
Crohn's disease (27) Abdominal pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
Crohn's disease (18)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
Pain (16) Abdominal pain (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cimzia)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Crohn's disease (13)
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Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Crohn's disease (13)

Data from patients with Crohn's disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Crohn's disease

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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (43 evaluations)
Side effects
Immune system weak Fatigue 26 more
Total evaluations
43
Tried for
Crohn's disease (90)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pentasa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (40 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Abdominal bloating 17 more
Total evaluations
41
Tried for
Crohn's disease (67) Abdominal pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (20 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Joint pain 20 more
Total evaluations
20
Tried for
Crohn's disease (45) Abdominal pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Irritability Mood swings 28 more
Total evaluations
22
Tried for
Crohn's disease (36)
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Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (17 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Fever 23 more
Total evaluations
17
Tried for
Crohn's disease (35)
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Insomnia 24 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
Crohn's disease (27) Abdominal pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal pain Constipation 8 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Crohn's disease (18)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Anxiety and frustration 24 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
Pain (16) Abdominal pain (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cimzia)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Rash on arm Flu like symptoms 8 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
Crohn's disease (13)
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Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Back pain Elevated liver enzymes 5 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
Crohn's disease (13)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Crohn's disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Crohn's disease on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 134
20s 556
30s 895
40s 1,353
50s 1,185
60s 597
70+ 124
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 719
20-29 years 509
30-39 years 226
40-49 years 152
50-59 years 65
60-69 years 20
70+ years 3

Sex

Distribution of sex

75% Female
25% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,957
Not Diagnosed 49

These charts show data from Crohn's disease patients who have completed their condition history
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