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How do drugs that target your immune system help with Crohn's disease?

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The goal is to ease inflammation in your gut. Inflammation is part of a complicated process that helps cause your Crohn's. Drugs that affect your immune system, and treatments like steroids and antibiotics, can stop that process.

SOURCES:

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: "Immunomodulators," "Crohn's Disease Medication Options," "Biologic Therapies."

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: "What are the treatments for Crohn's Disease?"

FDA: “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Crohn's Disease."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 8, 2019

SOURCES:

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: "Immunomodulators," "Crohn's Disease Medication Options," "Biologic Therapies."

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: "What are the treatments for Crohn's Disease?"

FDA: “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Crohn's Disease."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 8, 2019

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