Update on Crohn's disease: a polymorphic entity.

@article{Sartini2011UpdateOC,
  title={Update on Crohn's disease: a polymorphic entity.},
  author={Alessandro Sartini and Lucia Castellani and Federica Buonfiglioli and Giulia Roda and Andrea Belluzzi and E. Belmonte Roda},
  journal={Minerva gastroenterologica e dietologica},
  year={2011},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={
          89-96
        }
}
Crohn's disease is a chronic transmural inflammatory disease that most commonly affects the intestinal wall, but may also occur in any part of the gastrointestinal tract; its incidence is higher in industrialized countries, urban areas and upper socioeconomic classes. Various environmental risk factors have been associated with the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease and possible infectious agents (viruses, bacteria, yeasts) have also been considered. However, none of these factors alone leads to… CONTINUE READING

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