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Crohn's Disease- Pathophysiology and Conventional and Alternative Treatment Options

Crohn's Disease

Table 1: Subcategories of Crohn's Disease

Table 2: Signs and Symptoms of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Risk Factors



    The Genetic Component of Crohn's Disease

    Stress in the Etiology of Crohn's Disease

    Microbial Factors

    Inflammation/Immune Response

    Intestinal Permeability

    Other Abnormalities Contributing to the Etiopathogenesis of Crohn's Disease

Conventional Treatment of Crohn's Disease

Table 5: Conventional Medications and their Mechanisms in Crohn's Disease

Nutrient Deficiences in Crohn's Disease

Table 6: nutrient Deficiencies Associated with Crohn's Disease

Dietary Interventions in Crohn's Disease

Table 7: Diet Therapies Compared to Steroid Medications in Crohn's Disease

Probiotics in the Treatment of Crohn's Disease

Fatty Acids for the Treatment of Crohn's Disease

Table 8: A Summary of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Studies in Crohn's Disease


N-acetyl Glucosamine

Remicade Increasing Risk of Cancer

Botanicals in the Treatment of Crohn's Disease

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)

Potential Sequelae of Crohn's Disease


Table 7. Diet Therapies Compared to Steroid Medications in Crohn's Disease

First Author Study Duration Diet Patients Steroid Patients Diet Steroid Dose Results
Gonzalez-Hiux 4 weeks 15 17 Polymeric Diet Prednisone 70 mg/day with tapering 12 of 15 diet patients achieved remission compared to 15 of 17 patients on steroids; relapse at one year = 66% in steroid patients versus 42% in diet patients.
Gorard 4 weeks 22 20 Elemental Diet Prednisolone 52.5 mg/day with tapering Disease activity (SEM) decreased from 4.8 to 1.7 in diet patients vs. 5.3 to 1.9 in steroid patients.
Malchow 6 weeks 51 44 Semi-elemental Diet 6-methyl Prednisolone 48-12 mg/day (tapered) 32 of 44 patients on steroid therapy experienced decreased CDAI vs. 21 of 51 patients on dietary therapy.
O'Morain 4 weeks 11 10 Elemental Diet Prednisolone 52.5 mg/day with tapering Similar improvement in clinical score and ESR was experienced by both groups. Diet group showed more improvement in hemoglobin and albumin values.
Riordan 12 weeks 40 38 Elemental Diet Prednisolone 40 mg/day with tapering Diet group showed median remission length of 7.5 months vs. 3.8 months in steroid group. Relapse rate at 2 years was 79% for steroid group and 62% for diet group.
Zoli 2 weeks 10 10 Elemental Diet Prednisolone 0.5 mg/kg/day Diet group had significant improvements in CDAI, ESR, intestinal permeability, body mass index, and prealbumin levels. Steroid group improvements were noted in disease activity and fat free body mass.


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