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Nutritional management of Crohn's disease 

Nutritional management of Crohn's disease
Chapter:
Nutritional management of Crohn's disease
Source:
Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics) (1 ed.)
Author(s):

R. Mark Beattie

, Anil Dhawan

, and John W.L. Puntis

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198569862.003.0043

Nutritional status 304

Treatment 304

Refeeding syndrome 306

Monitoring 306

Food reintroduction 307

Continued nutritional support following exclusive enteral nutrition 307

Crohn's disease in childhood has a significant effect on growth and development.

Enteral nutrition as a treatment for Crohn's disease was first introduced in the 1970s and is used as a primary therapy in children because of its proven efficacy, lack of side effects and positive impact on growth. The aim is to induce remission while promoting weight gain and subsequent height gain and pubertal development....

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