What are the goals of treatment for pediatric Crohn disease?

Updated: Oct 23, 2018
  • Author: Andrew B Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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The general goals of treatment for children with Crohn disease are as follows:

  • To achieve the best possible clinical, laboratory, and histologic control of the inflammatory disease with the least adverse effects from medication

  • To promote growth with adequate nutrition

  • To permit the patient to function as normally as possible (eg, in terms of school attendance and participation in activities)

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