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Joshua Sipe Autoimmune Disorder Dr. Nancy Almann Chrons disease is a disorder which affects 40,000 to 60,000 people annually and is equal in its effects on both men and women. Chrons disease refers to an inflammation of the alimentary tract anywhere from the mouth to the anus. The disease was first researched by polish surgeon Antoni Lesniowski but was not classified. Then in 1932 an American gastroenterologist, Burrill Bernard Chron completely researched the disease and described patients with inflammation at the terminal ileum. Chrons disease along with other gastric inflammation diseases is responsible for irritable bowel syndrome. Chrons disease is idiopathic in the way that the cause is unknown at the moment yet certain factors have been associated with the disease such as genetics, diet, smoking and certain strands of bacteria. At first it was thought that Chrons disease was caused only by a bacterial infection in the alimentary tract. Recent studies have however discovered that the bacteria are mostly mutualistic in their relationship with the alimentary tract but due to the inflammation of the alimentary the bacteria become parasitic and harm the alimentary tract. E. coli bacteria that have been found which are usually mutualistic in their relationship with the gastric tract become harmful and secrete enzymes which inhibit
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2009 for the course ENGL M02 taught by Professor Mr.coolage during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Adirondack.

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