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ACG Guideline: Physicians should avoid NSAID treatment in Crohn's patients

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can increase bleeding and GI symptoms with Crohn's disease, and the ACG recommends avoiding these treatments in Crohn's patients, said Dr. Stephen Hanauer, medical director of the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center. Fecal calprotectin is also helpful in differentiating between inflammatory and noninflammatory disease markers, he said. Read the Guideline.

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