Chronic intermittent elemental diet improves growth failure in children with Crohn's disease.

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Growth failure often complicates Crohn's disease in pediatric patients and is principally due to inadequate caloric intake. To assess whether intermittent courses of an elemental diet could reestablish growth, 8 children (aged 9.8-14.2 yr) with Crohn's disease and growth failure entered into a prospective trial. Each patient was studied during an… (More)

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@article{Belli1988ChronicIE, title={Chronic intermittent elemental diet improves growth failure in children with Crohn's disease.}, author={Dominique C. Belli and Emily Seidman and L{\'e}o Bouthillier and Andreas Weber and Carine Roy and Michel Pletincx and Michele J Beaulieu and Christine Morin}, journal={Gastroenterology}, year={1988}, volume={94 3}, pages={603-10} }