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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
Tests we commonly recommend may include one or more of the following:
After we complete all necessary tests, our experts meet to review and discuss what they have learned about a child's condition. Then we discuss the results with the family and outline the best treatment options.
At the Boston Children’s IBD Center, our experienced team of specialists develops a personalized treatment plan for every patient, based on factors such as unique symptoms, health needs, age and severity of IBD.
Treatment plans will include:
Drug therapy is the gold standard treatment for Crohn’s. It can reduce inflammation, control symptoms and allow the body to properly absorb nutrients again. Medical management may involve:
In addition to the child’s primary gastroenterologist, he or she may meet with members of our IBD team including:
Flare-ups are when a child again begins to experience symptoms of IBD, or feeling especially tired and unwell. If this happens, it's a good idea to check with your child's primary care doctor, who can refer you to us at Boston Children's if need be. Read more about managing IBD Flares.
Lifelong follow-up is crucial with IBD, since it allows your child's doctors to:
Follow-up treatments depend on the child, the treatment plan and how he or she is feeling. Based on these factors, your child’s doctor may want to see you more or less frequently.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”