Healthy Living

A Family’s Story Highlights the Problem with Diagnosing and Living with Crohn’s Disease

The Clark family was determined to get answers

Instead of having a section of their daughter’s intestine removed, Heather and Logan decided that she should be put on the medication Remicade. Clark experienced an improvement in her symptoms and she put on 15 pounds within two weeks following her diagnosis. The medication, however, caused her to develop psoriasis on her scalp, which was misdiagnosed twice as ringworm.

At this point, Heather and Logan were fed up with the medical care that their daughter had received in the Pittsburgh area. They decided to take Clark across the state to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. There, she received treatment and her situation was presented as a case study at the University of Pennsylvania and at Drexel University.