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Inflammatory bowel disease: introduction

R. Mark Beattie, Anil Dhawan and John W.L. Puntis

in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780198569862
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725968 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198569862.003.0041

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Inflammatory bowel disease: introduction

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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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Subjects: Gastroenterology ; Paediatrics

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