When is hospitalization indicated in patients with pediatric Crohn disease?

Updated: Oct 23, 2018
  • Author: Andrew B Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Patients with an exacerbation of Crohn disease can be treated on an outpatient basis; however, if a serious complication of Crohn disease (eg, obstruction, perforation, abscess, or hemorrhage) becomes a concern or if the patient fails outpatient treatment, IV therapy (eg, with corticosteroids, antibiotics, or total parenteral nutrition) may be required and hospitalization warranted.


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