Management of Crohn’s Disease in Adults

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

March 1, 2018

Last Updated Month/Year

November 28, 2022

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

The purpose of this guideline is to review Crohn's disease clinical features and natural history, diagnostics, and therapeutic interventions.

Target Patient Population

Patients with Crohn disease

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adolescent, Adult, Child, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Hospital, Outpatient

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Assessment and screening, Diagnosis, Management, Treatment

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D015212 - Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, D003424 - Crohn Disease, D007166 - Immunosuppressive Agents, D001327 - Autoimmune Diseases


inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, autoinflammatory, autoimmune disease

Source Citation

Lichtenstein, Gary R MD, FACG; Loftus, Edward V MD, FACG; Isaacs, Kim L MD, PhD, FACG; Regueiro, Miguel D MD, FACG; Gerson, Lauren B MD, MSc, MACG (GRADE Methodologist); Sands, Bruce E MD, MS, FACG. ACG Clinical Guideline: Management of Crohn's Disease in Adults, American Journal of Gastroenterology: April 2018 - Volume 113 - Issue 4 - p 481-517 doi: 10.1038/ajg.2018.27