Institution:Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Burrill B. Crohn, MD, Leon Ginzburg, MD, and Gordon D. Oppenheimer, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Crohn’s disease may affect as many as 700,000 Americans. Identification of the disease was the first step leading to the development of a range of treatment options.