exclusion diet in Crohn's disease

Last reviewed 01/2018

In some instances use of the exclusion diet is more effective at achieving acute remission from active Crohn's disease than corticosteroid therapy:

  • however patients may relapse shortly after the resumption of a normal diet

dietary measures for inducing remission in Crohn's disease (1)

  • enteral nutrition should be considered as an alternative to a conventional glucocorticosteroid to induce remission for:
    • children in whom there is concern about growth or side effects, and young people in whom there is concern about growth


  1. NICE (October 2012). Crohn's disease Management in adults, children and young people