Crohn’s disease is a type of an inflammatory bowel disease that can lead to a multitude of health complications. Currently, the primary cause of this disease is unknown, and a cure has not yet been created. According to the NIH, about 500,000 Americans are diagnosed with this disease.
Periodontitis is nearly synonymous with gum disease. Gingivitis can lead to periodontitis, which negatively affects the bone underneath the gums and teeth. This disease can be fatal. The CDC estimates that nearly half of Americans are afflicted with periodontitis.
Transverse Myelitis is characterized by inflammation of the spinal cord. There can be a multitude of causes of this disorder, including infections and malfunctions of the immune system. This disease is relatively uncommon in the US, with about 1,400 new cases per year.