exclusion diet in Crohn's disease

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In some instances use of the exclusion diet is more effective at achieving acute remission from active Crohn's disease than corticosteroid therapy:

  • however patients may relapse shortly after the resumption of a normal diet

dietary measures for inducing remission in Crohn's disease (1)

  • enteral nutrition should be considered as an alternative to a conventional glucocorticosteroid to induce remission for:
    • children in whom there is concern about growth or side effects, and young people in whom there is concern about growth

Reference:

  1. NICE (October 2012). Crohn's disease Management in adults, children and young people

Last reviewed 01/2018

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