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World J Gastroenterol. Jun 14, 2015; 21(22): 6809-6816
Published online Jun 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i22.6809
Exclusive enteral nutrition in children with Crohn’s disease
Andrew S Day, Robert N Lopez
Andrew S Day, Robert N Lopez, Department of Paediatrics, University of Otago, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
Andrew S Day, Robert N Lopez, Paediatrics Department, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
Author contributions: Day AS and Lopez RN contributed equally to this paper.
Conflict-of-interest: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
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Correspondence to: Andrew S Day, Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Otago, P.O. Box 4345, Christchurch, 8140, New Zealand. andrew.day@otago.ac.nz
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Received: January 19, 2015
Peer-review started: January 20, 2015
First decision: March 10, 2015
Revised: March 26, 2015
Accepted: April 16, 2015
Article in press: April 17, 2015
Published online: June 14, 2015
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Core Tip

Core tip: Exclusive enteral nutrition is well-established as a key therapy in children with active Crohn’s disease. Recent studies increasingly support this role, whilst other data has illustrated key mechanisms of action.