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Pediatric Crohn's Disease

Key points about Crohn's disease in children

  • Crohn's disease is when there is redness, swelling (inflammation) and sores along the digestive tract.
  • It is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
  • In most cases, it affects the small intestine. But it may also affect the whole digestive tract.
  • It is a long-term (chronic) condition. It may come and go at different times in your child’s life.
  • There is no cure. Making some diet changes may help ease symptoms.
  • Medicine may help. Surgery may be needed. Medicines are usually needed for the long term.
  • The disease can result in emotional problems such as depression and anxiety. A child's mental health needs to be watched. Get professional help when needed.
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Jared D.'s Story

Eighteen months after Christopher and Julie Dobry had their son Jared, they noticed something was not right. He was experiencing intense stomach discomfort and digestive issues that seemed to only worsen over time. For years afterward, they traveled from doctor to doctor trying to find the right diagnosis.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

Our pediatric gastroenterology experts provide comprehensive services for children with IBD, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Our gastroenterology experts provide expert diagnosis and treatments for children with digestive, liver and nutrition disorders.