Which specialists should be involved 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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Crohn disease is a chronic disease that requires treatment by a team of experts consisting of primary care providers, gastroenterologists, psychologists, nutritionists, social workers, and nurses. A multidisciplinary approach involving the participation of specialists such as surgeons, dermatologists, rheumatologists, endocrinologists, and obstetricians is often necessary to manage complications of the disease, as well as potential side effects of therapy, if these occur unexpectedly.

A critical factor in the successful management of Crohn disease is the willingness of the patient to participate and cooperate with the team. Adherence to therapy and the management plan is essential in improving outcomes. Patients and parents must be educated and receive support to treat this disorder effectively.


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