UNDERSTANDING PEDIATRIC CD

WHAT IS PEDIATRIC CROHN’S DISEASE?

Pediatric Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects children. No one really knows exactly what causes Crohn’s. The symptoms of Crohn’s begin when the immune system attacks healthy tissue in the digestive tract, causing inflammation. The digestive tract runs from the mouth to the anus, and includes the stomach and intestines.

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CROHN’S causes inflammation in the digestive tract. Crohn’s more commonly affects the end of the small intestine and the large intestine.

In Crohn’s, patches of the intestine may be diseased while other sections remain healthy.

Children with Crohn’s can often get special accommodations at school so they don’t fall behind.

1 in 10 people with IBD are under the age of 18.

Over 700,000 people in the United States currently have Crohn’s, with approximately 33,000 new cases diagnosed each year.

Crohn’s is a chronic disease, but it does not affect a child’s life span.

Ask your doctor if REMICADE® can help control your child’s Crohn’s symptoms.

REMICADE® isn’t right for everyone, and individual results may vary. Talk with your doctor to decide if REMICADE® may be right for your child.