What is the role of corticosteroids in the management of pediatric Crohn disease?

Updated: Oct 23, 2018
  • Author: Andrew B Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids are the mainstay of therapy for acute exacerbations because they suppress acute inflammation, thereby providing rapid symptomatic relief. Systemic corticosteroids are not indicated for maintenance therapy. Enteric coated ileal-release preparations have been developed for the treatment of ileal and cecal Crohn disease; systemic effects are decreased with these formulations.

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