What is the efficacy of antibiotics in the treatment of pediatric Crohn disease?

Updated: Oct 23, 2018
  • Author: Andrew B Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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A few small studies have shown the usefulness of antibiotic therapy in the treatment of Crohn disease. Metronidazole, as well as the combination of metronidazole and ciprofloxacin, is useful in the management of perianal disease and of small bowel and colonic disease.


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