What are the goals of treatment in Crohn disease?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Leyla J Ghazi, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Treatment of Crohn disease is made on the basis of the disease site, pattern, activity, and severity. [12]  The general goals of treatment for Crohn disease are as follows:

  • To achieve the best possible clinical, laboratory, and histologic control of the inflammatory disease with the least adverse effects from medications

  • To permit the patient to function as normally as possible

  • In children, to promote growth with adequate nutrition; the unique problems encountered in the pediatric population necessitate a medical approach that promotes clinical improvement and reverses growth failure with minimal toxicity


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