Vitamin and mineral status in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Alkhouri2013VitaminAM,
  title={Vitamin and mineral status in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Razan H Alkhouri and Humaira Hashmi and Robert Dawson Baker and Daniel Gelfond and Susan Sestini Baker},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={2013},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={89-92}
}
OBJECTIVES Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at risk for vitamin and mineral deficiencies because of long-term inflammation in the gut mucosa and decreased oral intake. The aim of the study is to investigate the prevalence of vitamin and zinc deficiencies in patients with newly diagnosed IBD compared with a control group. METHODS This is a retrospective chart review of all of the patients diagnosed as having IBD from 2006 to 2010, ages 1 to 18 years. Patients who had fat- and… CONTINUE READING