Table of Contents
ISRN Gastroenterology
Volume 2013, Article ID 208073, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/208073
Review Article

Practical Medical Management of Crohn’s Disease

1Van Research and Training Hospital, Van 65300, Turkey
2Department of Gastroenterohepatology, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul 34093, Turkey

Received 1 July 2013; Accepted 1 September 2013

Academic Editors: L. Rodrigo and C.-T. Shun

Copyright © 2013 Bulent Baran and Cetin Karaca. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. After proper diagnosis, treatment decisions must be made on precise clinical judgment. During the course of the disease there are variable clinical features, so each case must be managed individually. Physicians who care for patients with Crohn’s disease should be prepared for treatment options in different states of the disease and possible complications of both the disease and medications. This paper will focus on the management of Crohn’s disease. We aim to discuss current treatment options in different presentations of the disease and to provide algorithmic management strategy.