Perianal Crohn’s disease: Challenges and solutions

Katherine A. Kelley, Taranjeet Kaur, Vassiliki L. Tsikitis

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    Abstract

    Perianal Crohn’s disease affects a significant number of patients with Crohn’s disease and is associated with poor quality of life. The nature of the disease, compounded by presentation of various disease severities, has made the treatment of perianal Crohn’s disease difficult. The field continues to evolve with the use of both historical and contemporary solutions to address the challenges associated with it. The goal of this article is to review current literature regarding medical and surgical treatment, as well as the future directions of therapy.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)39-46
    Number of pages8
    JournalClinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
    Volume10
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Feb 8 2017

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    Keywords

    • Crohn’s disease
    • Fistula
    • Perirectal
    • Surgery

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Gastroenterology

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