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
93
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (93)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pentasa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
65
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (65) Abdominal pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
44
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (44) Abdominal pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
38
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (38)
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Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
34
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (34)
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
29
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (28) 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
12
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (12)

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

You’ve tried
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 (45 evaluations)
Side effects
Immune system weak Fatigue 26 more
Total evaluations
45
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (93)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pentasa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's Disease (39 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Abdominal bloating 17 more
Total evaluations
40
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (65) 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 (44) 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 (38)
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Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's Disease (16 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Fever 23 more
Total evaluations
16
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (34)
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's Disease (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Insomnia 25 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (28) 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 (12)
  • 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
<20 131
20s 550
30s 887
40s 1,345
50s 1,159
60s 568
70+ 115
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 711
20-29 years 505
30-39 years 222
40-49 years 149
50-59 years 64
60-69 years 20
70+ years 3

Sex

Distribution of sex

75% Female
25% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,939
Not Diagnosed 49

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