Question: Treating Abscess or Fistula for Crohn's sufferer
Thank you Dr. Bressler for your answer to my previous question. As a follow-on, what are the typical treatment methods for a Crohn's patient who has an abscess and how does this differ from treatment for a fistula? Thank you very much in advance.
An abscess is a pocket of infected fluid so it needs to be either treated with antibiotics or drained with surgery. A fistula is treated with medications that treat Crohn's disease such as infliximab.