Diet and Nutrition in Crohn Disease (cont.)
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What is total parenteral nutrition, or TPN?
Total parenteral nutrition is another way of supplying all your nutritional needs. The nutrients are given directly into the bloodstream via and IV into a vein. This intravenous feeding generally is reserved for people who are unable to digest food or are severely malnourished. People with severe inflammation not responsive to medications, complications from Crohn's disease such as fistulas, or a very small amount of bowel left that is insufficient to digest and absorb food may also receive TPN.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/9/2013
Sandeep Mukherjee, MD, MB, BCh
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Venkatachala Mohan, MD
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