What is crohn’s disease
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects the digestive tract. The cause of crohn’s disease is unknown.
How common is crohn’s disease
Crohn’s disease may affect as many as 780,000 Americans. Both men and women are equally affected. It can occur at any age, but it is more prevalent between the ages of 15 and 35.1
There is no cure for Crohn’s disease, but the disease can be kept under control with treatment.2
Questions regarding your crohn's disease therapy
You can reach the Accredo Crohn's disease care team, anytime, day or night, seven days a week.
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1 Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation [http://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/what-are-crohns-and-colitis/what-is-crohns-disease/] Accessed Aug 11, 2017
2 Epidemiology of the Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) [https://www.cdc.gov/ibd/ibd-epidemiology.htm] Accessed Aug 11, 2017
What are the symptoms of crohn’s disease
The most common symptoms of Crohn’s disease include diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss, fatigue, and fever. Symptoms like mouth sores, skin problems, eye inflammation, fistulas, and abscesses may also be present. 3
How is it diagnosed?
Crohn’s disease is diagnosed by evaluating a combination of symptoms, laboratory tests, x-rays, endoscopy and colonoscopy.
3 Peppercorn MA and Kane SV. Patient education: Crohn disease (Beyond the Basics). UpToDate [http://www.uptodate.com/contents/crohn-disease-beyond-the-basics?source=search_result&search=crohn%27s&selectedTitle=1%7E21] Accessed Aug 14, 2017
The following specialty medications are available at Accredo, a specialty pharmacy for crohn's disease.
|Cimzia® (certolizumab)||UCB, Inc.|
|Entyvio® (vedolizumab)||Takeda Pharmaceuticals|
|Remicade® (infliximab)||Biosimilar(s) available||Janssen Biotech|
|Stelara® (ustekinumab)||Janssen Biotech|
Financing Your Care
Financial assistance coordination may be available to help with your medication costs, including manufacturer and community programs. Accredo specialists are available to help find a program that may work for you.
- Healthwell Foundation | 800-675-8416
- Healthwell Pediatric Fund | 800-675-8416
- Needy meds | 800-503-6857
- Patient Advocate Foundation | 800-532-5274
- United Healthcare Children’s Foundation | 855-698-4223
Life-saving specialty medication can be expensive. Learn how the Accredo teams help individuals find ways to afford the medication they need to survive in this video.
There are many organizations that support research and advocacy for Crohn’s disease. See below for a few of those organizations.
Meet the Team
Accredo’s Crohn's disease care team is dedicated to serving you and we understand the complexity of your condition. Our specialty-trained clinicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer any questions.
Why We Do It
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