‘Perianal fistulas are preventable’ in pediatric Crohn’s with early anti-TNF therapy

LAS VEGAS — Early treatment with tumor necrosis antagonist was linked to 79% reduced odds of patients with pediatric Crohn’s disease developing perianal fistulizing complications, noted a presenter at the Crohn’s & Colitis Congress.
“Perianal fistulas are very common, particularly in children with Crohn’s disease,” Jeremy Adler, MD, MSc, interim director at the Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research Center, told Healio. “About one in three patients with childhood-onset Crohn’s disease develop perianal fistulas. These are very

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