What is the role of nutritional therapy in the treatment of Crohn disease?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Leyla J Ghazi, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Nutritional therapy is another important modality for the treatment of disease, malnutrition, and growth failure in Crohn disease. Although ineffective as a primary therapy, nutritional manipulations that facilitate bowel rest can be effective adjuncts in the treatment of active Crohn disease. A dramatic reversal of malnutrition and a change in growth velocity can be expected in all children treated with adequate nutrition in conjunction with medical therapy to control symptoms of Crohn disease.


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