(CD; Regional Enteritis)
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- Abdominal cramps and pain
- Rectal bleeding
- Weight loss
- Fatigue, weakness
- Mouth sores
- Sores, abscesses in the anal area
- Blood tests
- Stool tests
- Dairy foods due to lactose intolerance
- Highly seasoned foods
- High-fiber foods
- Aminosalicylate medications such as sulfasalazine, mesalamine, and olsalazine
- Anti-inflammatory medications such as prednisone, methylprednisolone, and budesonide
- Immune modifiers such as azathioprine, 6-mercaptopurine, and methotrexate
- TNF inhibitors such as infliximab, adalimumab, and certolizumab
- Antibiotic medications such as metronidazole, ampicillin, and ciprofloxacin
American Gastroenterological Association http://www.gastro.org
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America http://www.ccfa.org
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada http://www.ccfc.ca
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
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What is Crohn's disease? Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America website. Available at: http://www.ccfa.org/what-are-crohns-and-colitis/what-is-crohns-disease/. Accessed January 6, 2014.
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- Reviewer: Daus Mahnke, MD
- Review Date: 12/2013 -
- Update Date: 01/06/2014 -
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