What is the rate of remission in patients with Crohn disease (CD)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2017
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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A review of the literature indicates that approximately 80% of patients who are in remission for 1 year will remain in remission over subsequent years. [52] Patients with active disease in the past year have a 70% chance of having clinical disease activity in the following year. Approximately 20% of patients will have annual relapses, and 13% will have a course free of relapses. Less than 5% of patients with Crohn disease will have continually active disease. [52]


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