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What is an abscess?

An abscess is a collection of pus or bacteria. In patients who have the fistulizing type of Crohn’s Disease with inflammation, this essentially causes a burrowing type of a hole through their intestines, and the bacteria from the digestive tract collects into an abscess in this hole. That can be very dangerous and may require antibiotics and even potentially surgery to drain the area.

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