The aetiology and impact of malnutrition in paediatric inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Gerasimidis2011TheAA,
  title={The aetiology and impact of malnutrition in paediatric inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={K Gerasimidis and P Mcgrogan and Christine Ann Edwards},
  journal={Journal of human nutrition and dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={
          313-26
        }
}
Disease-associated undernutrition of all types is very common in paediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Recent weight loss remains one of the triad of clinical manifestations and a cornerstone for the diagnosis of Crohn's disease (CD), although significantly fewer patients now present as being underweight. Recent evidence suggests that the introduction of medical treatment will quickly restore body weight, although this does not reflect concomitant changes in body composition. CD children… CONTINUE READING
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