Infusion therapy is medication administered directly into your child's bloodstream through an intravenous catheter. It is often used when a child’s condition cannot be treated effectively by oral medications. Diseases that commonly require infusion therapy include inflammatory bowel disease and anemia.
Your child may require one of the infusion therapies we offer at Kohl's GI Nutrition and Diagnostic Center:
- Infliximab — used to treat Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
- Iron dextran — used to treat iron deficiency anemia
- Iron sucrose — used to treat iron deficiency anemia
- Iron (ferric) carboxymaltose
Each type of infusion is administered over a different amount of time. On average you can expect to be with your child in Kohl's GI Nutrition and Diagnostic Center for at least two hours — and sometimes as long as four hours — when coming in for infusion therapies.
This test is only available at CHOP’s Main Campus.