I normally hang out at the ostomy forum, but I have a question for you. Our 21-year-old son was diagnosed in 2004 with severe Crohn's disease. He currently takes Asacol, 6MP, and adds Prednisone and/or Rowasa enemas during flare ups. He was in the hospital for a week and had eight units of blood when this first started.
He has been doing pretty well with occasional flare ups. My husband is HLA B27 positive and has ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis. Our son with the Crohn's is also HLA B27 positive and we knew that the possibility of AS was possible but not probable. Well, it happened. Right now he's dealing with bilateral sacroiliitis and he's starting to fuse. There is also something going on with his bone marrow, so we're going to have more tests from that - it's possible that it's Crohn's related.
My question is, we're most likely going to be offered Humira, Remicade, or Enbrel as a start for treatment. What route would you take?
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Son diagnosed with Crohn's at 17 (now 21). Taking Asacol and 6MP with Prednisone and Rowasa added during flareups.
Husband HLA B27 postive with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.