Crohn's disease

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Information for parents and children with the inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease.

Key points

  • Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that can cause inflammation anywhere in the digestive tract between the mouth and the anus.
  • Symptoms may include stomach pain, vomiting, loss of appetite, fevers, diarrhea, weight loss, poor growth, mouth ulcers or swollen lips.
  • There is no cure for Crohn's disease but there are six types of medications that can help treat the symptoms: 5-ASA, immunomodulators, steroids, antibiotics, enteral nutrition and biologics.
Last updated: November 8th 2013