Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects a large proportion of patients in North America.

Crohn’s disease is also an auto-immune disease where the patient’s own immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract directed at microbial antigens.

In Europe, Crohn’s disease is frequently treated by stem cells.

Research is being conducted to evaluate the effects of stem cells on auto-immune conditions.  The Journal of Translational Research reports that “non-expanded SVF cells have been used successfully in accelerating healing of Crohn’s fistulas”.

For additional information regarding the effects of Crohn’s disease and treatment recommendations, please visit or call Irvine Stem Cell Center.