Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) where one or more parts of a child’s intestinal tract becomes inflamed. Crohn’s disease is a chronic but manageable disease.

Crohn’s is in children & teens:

  • Symptoms may be mild or severe.
  • Affects the small intestine, but can affect any part of the digestive tract, including the
  • Mouth, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, appendix, colon or anus.
  • No cure, however, right treatment plan can minimize or eliminate symptoms with
  • Medication and lifestyle changes.
  • Disease can go into long periods of remission, for months to even years.
  • It can affect any region of the digestive tract, including the mouth, esophagus, stomach,
  • Duodenum, appendix, colon or anus. The most common area to be affected is the last
  • Part of the small intestine (terminal ileum).
  • In rare cases, it starts with orofacial granulomatosis (OFG), a chronic inflammatory
  • Condition of the mouth highly associated with Crohn’s that often progresses to the
  • Bowel.

Management of IBD:

Management of medications, nutritional counseling, monitoring for growth and development, and consulting with surgical care if needed. Finding second opinions for chronic patients and supporting management and coordination of care with all the subspecialties that are involved. Our world-class care team helps children by providing individualized treatment plans and access to more specialized care. Our work is guided by our belief that children and young adults with IBD can live a happy and unhindered life.