What is the incidence of pediatric Crohn disease in the US?

Updated: Oct 23, 2018
  • Author: Andrew B Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Over the past few decades, the incidence of IBD (Crohn disease in particular) has greatly increased. The age-specific rate in North America for children aged 10-19 years is estimated to be approximately 3.5 cases per 100,000 population. The only prospective pediatric epidemiologic study from North America showed that the rate of Crohn disease in Wisconsin was 4.56 cases per 100,000 population, or twice that of UC. [12]


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