Incidence, clinical presentation and location at diagnosis of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease: a prospective population-based study in northern France (1988-1999).

@article{Auvin2005IncidenceCP,
  title={Incidence, clinical presentation and location at diagnosis of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease: a prospective population-based study in northern France (1988-1999).},
  author={St{\'e}phane Auvin and Florence Molini{\'e} and C Gower-Rousseau and Franck Brazier and V{\'e}ronique Merle and Bruno Grandbastien and Raymond Marti and Eric Lerebours and J. Dupas and J -F Colombel and Jean Louis Salomez and Antoine Cortot and Dominique Turck},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={
          49-55
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the incidence and location at diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease in children and adolescents in northern France between 1988 and 1999. METHODS A 12-year prospective population-based study was conducted by gastroenterologists and pediatric gastroenterologists of northern France (1,312,141 children <17 years of age). RESULTS From 1988 to 1999, 509 cases of childhood inflammatory bowel disease were recorded (7.2% of all inflammatory bowel disease cases in Northern… CONTINUE READING
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