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Crohn Disease in Children and Teens (cont.)

Crohn's Disease in Children and Teens Treatment

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The general goals for treatment of children with Crohn's disease are: (1) achieve the best possible control of the disease with the fewest and mildest treatment side effects, (2) promote growth through adequate nutrition, and (3) permit the child to live "a normal life" of school, sports, and other activities.

A child with Crohn's disease should be treated by a team of experts consisting of a primary health care professional, a gastroenterologist, a nutritionist, a social worker, nurses, and a psychologist/counselor and other professionals as needed. A critical factor in successful management of this disease is the family's willingness to participate and cooperate with the team.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/9/2013
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