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

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

(Humira)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
64
Tried for
Crohn's disease (64)
Treatment name(s)

(Pentasa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
43
Tried for
Crohn's disease (43) abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
27
Tried for
Crohn's disease (27) 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)

(Imuran)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
22
Tried for
Crohn's disease (22)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
pain (13) abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cimzia)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Crohn's disease (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Crohn's disease (11)

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 (39 evaluations)
Side effects
weakened immune system psoriasis 26 more
Total evaluations
39
Tried for
Crohn's disease (64)
Treatment name(s)

(Pentasa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (23 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal bloating alternating constipation and diarrhea 9 more
Total evaluations
24
Tried for
Crohn's disease (43) abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (11 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal pain anaphylaxis 13 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
Crohn's disease (27) 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)

(Imuran)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (14 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea weakened immune system 18 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
Crohn's disease (22)
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 (21)
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)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
anxiety and frustration bowel irritability 18 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (13) abdominal pain (1)
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 (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (5 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal pain constipation 7 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Crohn's disease (11)
  • 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
<20 103
20s 561
30s 971
40s 1415
50s 1410
60s 732
70+ 206
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 755
20-29 years 575
30-39 years 266
40-49 years 186
50-59 years 91
60-69 years 26
70+ years 4

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1331
Female 4101

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2289
Not Diagnosed 57

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