What are the signs and symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

Updated: Jan 04, 2019
  • Author: David A Piccoli, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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The onset of IBD, with Crohn disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC), is usually insidious, consisting of growth failure, weight loss, diarrhea, and occult rectal bleeding. Growth failure is more common in children with CD (35-88%) than in those with UC (6-12%). Weight loss has been reported in as many as 68% of children who are diagnosed with IBD.

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