Which treatments are effective for ileal and cecal Crohn disease?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Leyla J Ghazi, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Enteric-coated ileal-release preparations with decreased systemic effects (eg, budesonide) have been developed to treat ileal and cecal Crohn disease. Budesonide induces remission in active Crohn disease but is less effective than other standard glucocorticosteroids and is of no benefit in preventing relapse. [89] For relapse after steroid withdrawal, other treatment options are required.


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