What are the goals of therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

Updated: Apr 10, 2020
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The two goals of therapy are the achievement of remission (induction) and the prevention of disease flares (maintenance). Note that a top-down approach, with earlier introduction of biologics and immunomodulators, is frequently advocated to forestall complications. [76]

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