Inflammatory bowel disease in childhood--treatment and follow up.

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This study is based on 150 patients whose first symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) appeared before puberty between 1955 and 1979. Recurrence of disease after improvement on medical treatment occurred within a shorter time in Crohn's disease than in ulcerative colitis. In this series it was twice as probable for surgery to be required within the… (More)

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