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Our Purpose

I started The Crohn's Couch in July 2000 as a place for people to go to for
support and information on Crohn's Disease. It is a place that welcomes
those who have been diagnosed as well as their friends and families.

In other words:

Join Our Group

To join our discussion group, at egroups, CLICK HERE.
You will have the choice to receive separate email messages, daily digests,
or to visit the website only.
If you don't like a lot of email, I recommend joining by website only.


Poems of Support
and Get Well Wishes

What is Crohn's Disease?

Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. It primarily causes ulcerations in the small and large intestines, but can affect the digestive system anywhere between the mouth and the anus.
It is named after the physician who described the disease in a landmark paper written in 1932. It is also called Morbus Crohn's, Granulomatous enteritis, Regional enteritis, or Terminal ileitis. The disease is found in equal frequency in men and women, and usually affects young patients in their teens or early twenties.

Once the disease begins, it tends to be a chronic, recurrent condition with periods of remission and disease exacerbation. The disease tends to be more common in relatives of patients with Crohn's disease. To learn more,CLICK HERE.


Meet Kristy

K's Dessert Factory, Spring 2003.... YUM!!


Crohn's Links

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

Ben's Message Board--Crohn's Family

Been There, Done That--Dawnie's Message Board

Crohn's Disease Resouce Center at


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A vivere la dolce vita!


The material provided on this page is for information purposes only. It is intended to provide information and educational material and is not designed to diagnose or treat a specific condition or otherwise provide medical advice. Information can be subject to personal interpretation and can become obsolete, and accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Please consult your doctor regarding any medical issues relating to diseases, conditions, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and side effects.


This site was designed and is maintained by Kristy DeVaney.
Last updated, March 14th, 2003.