What is pediatric Crohn disease?

Updated: Oct 23, 2018
  • Author: Andrew B Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Crohn disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Once considered rare in the pediatric population, it is recognized with increasing frequency among children of all ages. Approximately 20-30% of all patients with Crohn disease present when they are younger than 20 years. With its increasing recognition, Crohn disease has become one of the most important chronic diseases that affect children and adolescents.


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