Disease: Crohn's Immune System

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Crohn's Disease affects an individuals immune system because your body is attacking itself by creating antibodies that work against itself. When you have Crohn's disease your immune system overreacts to food and bacteria in the intestine that a person without Crohn's diseases body would not react to. White blood cells in the intestine cause chronic inflammation. Crohn's disease can affect any part of the GI tract but most likely found at the end of the small intestine, the ileum. The inflammation can occur through the entire thickness of bowel wall. Events that occur with the inflammation are persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, constipation, weight loss, sweating, and loss of appetite.
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