Entocort is a steroid that is not absorbed into the blood stream quite the same way as prednisone, the more traditional cure all for Crohns. So it doesn't cause the same side effects as prednisone, thus the extensive long term damage. But Pb4 is right that Remicade is suppose to be good for fistulas, but Flagyl can be used to treat fistulas too. Mainly you want to treat the fistula with something and if whatever you do isn't working keep tying until you find something that does. I have a fistula that my doctors couldn't find, and so they didn't treat, now its just permanent. I wish I had pushed for treatment, but that was before I became my own best advocate!
CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!
Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....