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Who is more likely to get Crohn's disease?

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People who have a relative with Crohn's disease are 10 times more likely to develop the disease themselves. If the affected relative is a sibling, the risk jumps to 30 times more likely to develop Crohn's disease. Jewish people of European descent also have a greater risk for developing 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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