Introduction: We report the case of an adult patient who achieved remission of a Crohn's disease flare after treatment with exclusive enteral nutrition as adjunctive therapy to medication. Case Report: A 46-year-old man with severe, stricturing Crohn's presented for severe abdominal pain and weight loss; estimated Crohn's Disease Activity Index score greater than 300. Antibiotics, vedolizumab, budesonide, and exclusive enteral nutrition diet were instituted. Approximately 30 days later, his Crohn's Disease Activity Index score improved to 170. Discussion: This case illustrates the possible utility of an exclusive enteral formula diet as an adjunct to medication to induce remission of a Crohn's disease flare. Lay Summary Here we report the case of an adult patient with a Crohn's disease flare who benefited from starting an exclusive elemental diet along with combination medical therapy.
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- Crohn's disease
- Exclusive enteral nutrition
- Gut microbiome