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Inflammatory bowel disease: introduction 

Inflammatory bowel disease: introduction
Chapter:
Inflammatory bowel disease: introduction
Source:
Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics) (1 ed.)
Author(s):

R. Mark Beattie

, Anil Dhawan

, and John W.L. Puntis

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198569862.003.0041

Inflammatory bowel disease 288

25 % of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) presents in childhood, usually as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. The UK incidence is 5.2/100 000 children <16 years of age. Crohn's disease is the more common. Family history of Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis is common. Both diseases can occur in the same family....

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