Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract. Inflammation of the digestive tract may cause abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, weight loss, and fatigue.

Common signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease include:

  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Blood in the stool
  • Decreased appetite
  • Abdominal pain
  • Cramping
  • Mouth sores
  • Weight loss

There is no known cure for Crohn’s disease. However, there are treatment options available that can reduce symptoms or even help patients achieve remission.

  • About the Study

    You may qualify for this research study if you:

    • Are between the ages of 16 and 80
    • Have active moderate or severe Crohn’s disease (CD)
    • Have a documented diagnosis of Crohn’s disease (CD) for 3 or more months
    • Have had an inadequate response to or intolerance to at least one conventional treatment

    You may not qualify for this research study if you:

    • Have certain other conditions in addition to CD, including but not limited to colitis, symptomatic diverticulitis or diverticulosis, colonic dysplasia or neoplasia
    • Have presence of fistulae or toxic megacolon
    • Have obstructive colonic stricture, past medical history of colonic resection, or a history of bowel surgery
  • Study Location

    The Loretto Hospital
    645 S Central Ave
    Chicago, IL
    60644

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