Slow-release 5-aminosalicylic acid therapy in children with small intestinal Crohn's disease.


Pharmacologic agents effective in the treatment of Crohn's disease confined to the small intestine are limited. The therapeutic efficacy of oral mesalazine in small bowel inflammation, although theoretically promising, remains unproven. In an open-labeled initial trial, timed-release 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA), administered at a daily dosage of 30.6… (More)