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What can patients do if drugs cannot keep Crohn's disease under control?

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Sometimes, drugs cannot keep Crohn’s disease under control. In those cases, surgery to remove a part of the bowel is sometimes needed. The disease, though, often returns to the area near where the inflamed part was removed.

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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