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The Journal of Internal Korean Medicine 2021;42(5): 853-862.
doi: https://doi.org/10.22246/jikm.2021.42.5.853
한방치료로 관해가 유도된 소아 크론병 환자의 증례 보고
이현진1, 이하늘2, 정해인1,2, 조윤재1,2, 금창열1,2, 한아람1,2, 하나연2, 김진성1,2
1경희대학교 대학원 임상한의학과
2경희대학교한방병원 위장소화내과
A Case Report on Korean Medical Treatment for Induced Remission of Pediatric Crohn’s Disease
Hyun-Jin Lee1, Hanul Lee2, Hae In Jeong1,2, Yun-jae Cho1,2, Chang-Yul Keum1,2, Aram Han1,2, Na-yeon Ha2, Jinsung Kim1,2
1Dept. of Clinical Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University
2Dept. of Digestive Diseases, Kyung Hee University Korean Medicine Hospital
Correspondence  Jinsung Kim ,Tel: 02-958-8895, Email: oridoc@khu.ac.kr
Received: September 7, 2021,   Accepted: October 25, 2021,   Published online: October 30, 2021.
ABSTRACT
Objectives:
This case study examined the effectiveness of Korean medical treatment for pediatric Crohn’s disease.

Methods:
A 15-year-old female Korean patient with Crohn’s disease received acupuncture, electroacupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion, and aromatherapy treatment for 1 month in a hospital.

Results:
Decreases in the Pediatric Crohn’s Disease Activity Index score (from 22.5 to 7.5) and the size of two abscesses (from 39.97 mm to 33.36 mm, and from 28.14 mm to 18.71 mm) according to an abdominal CT were observed following treatment. Nausea and vomiting disappeared, stool condition improved, and weight increased (from 30 kg to 33 kg) following treatment. Nausea and vomiting disappeared, stool condition improved, and weight increased (from 30 kg to 33 kg) following treatment.

Conclusion:
It would be worth examining the long-term effectiveness of Korean medical treatment for pediatric Crohn’s disease.
Key words: pediatric Crohn's disease, herbal medicine, electroacupuncture, moxibustion, Korean medical treatment
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