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 often involves a chronic cycle featuring episodes of worsening symptoms (including abdominal pain and diarrhea) followed by asymptomatic periods (i.e. remission).

Common symptoms reported by people with Crohn's disease

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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Crohn's disease

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

(Humira)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
60
Tried for
Crohn's disease (60)
Treatment name(s)

(Pentasa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
36
Tried for
Crohn's disease (36) abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
24
Tried for
Crohn's disease (23) abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
23
Tried for
Crohn's disease (23) abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
Tried for
Crohn's disease (21)
Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
Crohn's disease (19)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Cimzia)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Crohn's disease (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Crohn's disease (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Crohn's disease (10)

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

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

(Humira)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (41 evaluations)
Side effects
weakened immune system psoriasis 26 more
Total evaluations
41
Tried for
Crohn's disease (60)
Treatment name(s)

(Pentasa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (16 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal bloating alternating constipation and diarrhea 8 more
Total evaluations
17
Tried for
Crohn's disease (36) abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (12 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain moon face 21 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
Crohn's disease (23) abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (9 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal pain anaphylaxis 9 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
Crohn's disease (23) abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (13 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea weakened immune system 16 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
Crohn's disease (21)
Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (16 evaluations)
Side effects
mood swings irritability 21 more
Total evaluations
17
Tried for
Crohn's disease (19)
Treatment name(s)

(Entyvio)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (14 evaluations)
Side effects
cough hair loss 3 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
Crohn's disease (18)
Treatment name(s)

(Cimzia)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (8 evaluations)
Side effects
rash on arm fatigue 10 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
Crohn's disease (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (10 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea abdominal pain 10 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
Crohn's disease (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (4 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal pain constipation 7 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Crohn's disease (10)
  • 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 94
20s 562
30s 982
40s 1407
50s 1431
60s 767
70+ 217
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 759
20-29 years 577
30-39 years 268
40-49 years 186
50-59 years 90
60-69 years 26
70+ years 5

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1355
Female 4141

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2297
Not Diagnosed 58

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