Hi Chris! Not everyone that has Crohn's in the TI has strictures. That is where my CD is located, but I don't have a stricture [yet! knock on wood!]. I have been on Remicade for over 2.5 years and my guts went into remission. From what info I have gathered, a stricture caused by scar tisse will not reduce from Remicade. A stricture that is due solely to inflammation can actually reduce with Remicade. A problem that has surfaced in some cases is that Remicade causes such rapid healing of the intestinal mucosa, that a stricture from inflammation can quickly evolve into scar tissue. I do know that there are several people that post here that had strictures that reduced when they started Remicade.
Hope that helps and anyone feel free to correct what I wrote. It's late at night and my brain is on overload.
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