Does pediatric Crohn disease have a gender predilection?

Updated: Oct 23, 2018
  • Author: Andrew B Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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The rate of Crohn disease in women is 1.1-1.8 times higher than that in men. There is a reverse pattern with pediatric IBD, which occurs at a higher rate in boys than in girls. In the United States, the pediatric male-to-female ratio in 2003 was 1.6:1.


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