How are fistulae between bowel loops managed in Crohn disease?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Leyla J Ghazi, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Fistulae between bowel loops (eg, ileoileal, ileocecal, or ileosigmoid) are usually benign and may not produce any major problems. Medical management is used to treat underlying infections and symptoms with oral metronidazole (1 g/day) for at least 1-2 months.


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