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Crohn's disease


* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
  • Enteritis
  • Granulomatous colitis
  • Granulomatous enteritis
  • Ileitis
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How might Crohn's disease be treated?

For information on the treatment of Crohn's disease, visit the following links:

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse:

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America:

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Crohn's disease from the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America:

Last updated: 11/15/2012

Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • lists trials that are studying or have studied Crohn's disease. Click on the link to go to to read descriptions of these studies.

Medical Products

The medication(s) listed in the table(s) below have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of this condition. The FDA Office of Orphan Products Development designates "orphan products" for those that treat rare diseases affecting fewer than 200,000 Americans. The table(s) below may not be an exhaustive list of drugs or products used to treat this condition. There may be other products available that are not considered orphan products. To search for all FDA approved drugs, visit Drugs@FDA. You can find orphan products used to treat other conditions by searching the Orphan Drug Product Designation database.

Generic Name Infliximab
Trade Name
(Manufacturer Name)
(Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc.)
The FDA has approved this product to be used in this manner.
For reducing signs and symptoms and inducing and maintaining clinical remission in pediatric patients with moderately to severely active Crohn's disease who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapy
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