Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 134–143

Nonobstructing Crohn’s disease

  • Jean-Paul Achkar
  • Stephen B. Hanauer

DOI: 10.1007/s11938-999-0041-2

Cite this article as:
Achkar, JP. & Hanauer, S.B. Curr Treat Options Gastro (1999) 2: 134. doi:10.1007/s11938-999-0041-2

Opinion statement

Although our existing medical management improves the quality of life of the majority of patients with Crohn’s disease (CD), a substantial proportion of individuals still experience unpleasant symptoms from either the disease or therapy. Many patients ultimately require surgery. In the near future it is highly likely that new drugs will be available that are able to favorably modify the natural history of the disease.

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© Current Science Inc 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Paul Achkar
    • 1
  • Stephen B. Hanauer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyCleveland Clinic FoundationCleveland
  2. 2.Departments of Medicine and Clinical PharmacologyUniversity of Chicago Medical CenterChicago

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