Management of Crohn's disease

Treatment of Crohn's diseaseTreatment options
Management of Crohn's disease involves first treating the acute symptoms of the disease, then maintaining remission.wikipedia
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Crohn's disease

Crohn’s diseaseCrohn diseaseCrohn
Since Crohn's disease is an immune system condition, it cannot be cured by medication or surgery.
Treatment options are intended to help with symptoms, maintain remission, and prevent relapse.

Acute (medicine)

acutesubacuteacute disease
Management of Crohn's disease involves first treating the acute symptoms of the disease, then maintaining remission.

Remission (medicine)

remissionremissionscomplete remission
Management of Crohn's disease involves first treating the acute symptoms of the disease, then maintaining remission.

Autoimmune disease

autoimmune diseasesautoimmune disorderautoimmune
Since Crohn's disease is an immune system condition, it cannot be cured by medication or surgery.

Infection

infectious diseaseinfectious diseasesinfections
Treatment initially involves the use of medications to eliminate infections (generally antibiotics) and reduce inflammation (generally aminosalicylate anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroids).

Antibiotic

antibioticsantibacterialtopical antibiotic
Treatment initially involves the use of medications to eliminate infections (generally antibiotics) and reduce inflammation (generally aminosalicylate anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroids).

Inflammation

inflammatoryinflammatory responseinflamed
Treatment initially involves the use of medications to eliminate infections (generally antibiotics) and reduce inflammation (generally aminosalicylate anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroids).

Corticosteroid

corticosteroidssteroidssteroid
Treatment initially involves the use of medications to eliminate infections (generally antibiotics) and reduce inflammation (generally aminosalicylate anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroids).

Abscess

abscessespustularCutaneous abscess
Surgery may be required for complications such as obstructions or abscesses, or if the disease does not respond to drugs within a reasonable time.

Immunosuppressive drug

immunosuppressantcalcineurin inhibitorimmunosuppressive drugs
Although some people are able to maintain remission spontaneously, many require immunosuppressive drugs.

Mesalazine

mesalamine5-aminosalicylic acidAsacol
Treatment initially involves the use of medications to eliminate infections (generally antibiotics) and reduce inflammation (generally aminosalicylate anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroids). 5-ASA compounds, such as mesalazine and sulfasalazine, have shown to be of very little efficacy in the treatment of Crohn's disease, either for induction or for maintenance of remission.

Sulfasalazine

sulphasalazineAzulfidineSalazopyrine
5-ASA compounds, such as mesalazine and sulfasalazine, have shown to be of very little efficacy in the treatment of Crohn's disease, either for induction or for maintenance of remission.

Cushing's syndrome

Cushing syndromeCushing’s syndromehypercortisolism
However, they are used sparingly because they can cause serious side effects, including Cushing's syndrome, mania, insomnia, hypertension, high blood glucose, osteoporosis, and avascular necrosis of long bones.

Mania

manicmanic episodemanic episodes
However, they are used sparingly because they can cause serious side effects, including Cushing's syndrome, mania, insomnia, hypertension, high blood glucose, osteoporosis, and avascular necrosis of long bones.

Insomnia

trouble sleepingsleeplessnessdifficulty sleeping
However, they are used sparingly because they can cause serious side effects, including Cushing's syndrome, mania, insomnia, hypertension, high blood glucose, osteoporosis, and avascular necrosis of long bones.

Hypertension

high blood pressurehypertensivearterial hypertension
However, they are used sparingly because they can cause serious side effects, including Cushing's syndrome, mania, insomnia, hypertension, high blood glucose, osteoporosis, and avascular necrosis of long bones.

Glucose

dextroseD-glucose D -glucose
However, they are used sparingly because they can cause serious side effects, including Cushing's syndrome, mania, insomnia, hypertension, high blood glucose, osteoporosis, and avascular necrosis of long bones.

Osteoporosis

bone lossosteoporoticpostmenopausal osteoporosis
However, they are used sparingly because they can cause serious side effects, including Cushing's syndrome, mania, insomnia, hypertension, high blood glucose, osteoporosis, and avascular necrosis of long bones.

Avascular necrosis

osteonecrosisaseptic bone necrosisAseptic necrosis
However, they are used sparingly because they can cause serious side effects, including Cushing's syndrome, mania, insomnia, hypertension, high blood glucose, osteoporosis, and avascular necrosis of long bones.

Long bone

long boneslong
However, they are used sparingly because they can cause serious side effects, including Cushing's syndrome, mania, insomnia, hypertension, high blood glucose, osteoporosis, and avascular necrosis of long bones.

Anabolic steroid

anabolic steroidsanabolic-androgenic steroidanabolic–androgenic steroid
Corticosteroids should not be confused with the anabolic steroids used to enhance athletic performance.

Prednisone

(P)'''rednisonePediapredBetapar
The most commonly prescribed oral steroid is prednisone, which is typically dosed at 0.5 mg/kg for induction of remission in Crohn's disease.

Budesonide

Entocort ECPulmicortRhinocort
Another oral corticosteroid, budesonide (trade name Entocort), has limited absorption and a high level of first-pass metabolism, meaning that lower quantities of the drug enter the bloodstream.

Absorption (pharmacology)

absorptionabsorbedwell-absorbed
Another oral corticosteroid, budesonide (trade name Entocort), has limited absorption and a high level of first-pass metabolism, meaning that lower quantities of the drug enter the bloodstream.