What are common presenting symptoms of pediatric Crohn disease?

Updated: Oct 23, 2018
  • Author: Andrew B Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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In a series of 386 pediatric patients with Crohn disease from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, the distribution of presenting symptoms was as follows: abdominal pain in 86%, weight loss in 80%, diarrhea in 78%, blood in the stool in 49%, perianal lesions in 44%, and fever in 38%. [13]


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