The nurse is assessing a newly admitted patient and asks about his family health history. Which of the following diseases has a familial basis?

Crohn's disease


• Crohn's disease has a strong genetic component and often runs in families

• Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that can affect any part of the digestive tract. It causes a wide range of symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and weight loss

• Peritonitis and PUD are usually caused by infectious microbes

• Iron deficiency anemia is caused by inadequate iron intake

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