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What genes are associated with Crohn's disease?

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The first gene associated with Crohn's disease was the NOD2 gene (also known as the CARD15 gene). Abnormalities in this gene are found in up to one out of every five patients with Crohn's disease. Since then, at least 104 different genetic abnormalities have been shown to be associated with Crohn’s disease.

From: The 5 Types of Crohn’s Disease WebMD Medical Reference

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Crohn's Colitis Foundation of America: "About Crohn's Disease."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 14, 2018

SOURCES:

Crohn's Colitis Foundation of America: "About Crohn's Disease."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 14, 2018

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