IBD Diagnosed in Children Can Put Them at Risk of Earlier Death, Study Finds

IBD Diagnosed in Children Can Put Them at Risk of Earlier Death, Study Finds
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, diagnosed in childhood puts these patients — particularly those with severe disease or complications like cancer — at a higher risk of death that persists into adulthood, researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report. Their study,  "Increased Mortality of Patients with Childhood-onset Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Compared With the General Population," was published in Gastroenterology.   Clinical presentation of childhood-onset IBD is characterized by ma
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