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What are biologics and how are they used?

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Biologics are called such because the drugs are made of proteins found in living things. These proteins, usually part of the body's immune system, are genetically modified and processed to be used as treatment. Biologics, which are given as an injection or IV infusion, are designed to interfere with the inflammation that is the hallmark of Crohn's disease.

SOURCES:

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: “Info for Kids and Teens.”

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: “Crohn’s Disease.”

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: “Treating Children and Adolescents.”

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on July 31, 2019

SOURCES:

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: “Info for Kids and Teens.”

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: “Crohn’s Disease.”

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: “Treating Children and Adolescents.”

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on July 31, 2019

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