Also, you might be getting confused with ulcerative colitis, which is also inflammation of the colon, but is different slightly from crohn's disease...UC is limited to the colon/rectom so a UCer will not have issues with their small intestines or any other part of their GI tract (although many do complain of mouth ulcers as well).
The inflammation in UC differs from CD, with UC the inflammation remains on the surface of the intestinal lining, with CD it can affect the many layers of the intestinal lining...also with UC the entire area will be inflammed, with crohn's there are skipped patterns of inflammation (healthy tissues amongst inflamed tissue).
You might find this link helpful as well...
Just copy and paste into your search engine since I can no longer activate links on my stupid computer anymore.
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Post Edited (pb4) : 10/18/2008 11:29:40 AM (GMT-6)