What is the most common duration of exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) in children with Crohn disease?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Leyla J Ghazi, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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An international survey of enteral nutrition formula protocols for children with Crohn disease found that the most common duration of EEN administration was 6-8 weeks and that 90% of centers used polymeric formulas with a variety of flavorings added. [125] The most common recommendation for the reintroduction of food after EEN was gradually introducing food as the use of formula was decreased (52%) or beginning a low-fiber diet (26%). [125]


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