Is Crohn’s Disease Contagious?

Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition that causes inflammation in your digestive tract, basically in your small and large intestines. Doctors and other experts have identified several potential factors that contribute to the development of Crohn’s disease. However, there is no evidence that Crohn’s disease is contagious.  .

Keep reading to learn more about research into whether Crohn’s disease is contagious as well as its causes and preventive measures.

Ways of Diseases Transferring

There is no current evidence that Crohn’s disease is contagious in the same way as a colds, the flu, or a transmissible disease. There are different ways diseases can be transferred, keep reading to learn what research has to say about each way and why you don’t have to worry about contracting Crohn’s disease.

Physical contact

Crohn’s disease can’t be transferred through physical contact with another person. This includes contact like shaking hands, hugging, or sharing foods and drinks.

However there are contagious conditions that can cause temporary stomach upset, such as nervous infection. This virus can cause diarrhea [1] and vomiting. But this condition is temporary and doesn’t reflect the autoimmune dysfunction and chronic nature of Crohn’s disease.