Pancreatic involvement in pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases.

  title={Pancreatic involvement in pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases.},
  author={Sabrina Cardile and Antonino Randazzo and Simona Valenti and Claudio Romano},
  journal={World journal of pediatrics : WJP},
  volume={11 3},
BACKGROUND Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) are a group of chronic diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, with a disabling course. The incidence of IBDs is increasing in different geographical areas, indicating its emergence as a global disease, especially in children. Many patients with IBDs develop extraintestinal manifestations (EIMs) during follow-up, as IBDs have a potential risk of systemic involvement.. DATA SOURCES A systematic review of the literature was made to analyze… CONTINUE READING