What percentage of cases of irritable bowel disease (IBD) are pediatric?

Updated: Oct 23, 2018
  • Author: Andrew B Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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The rate of Crohn disease reaches its first peak in the second and third decade of life. The second, smaller peak occurs in adults aged 60-80 years. Approximately 25% of all cases of IBD are diagnosed before age 20 years.


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