Etiopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease: The importance of the pediatric perspective

Maria Oliva-Hemker, Claudio Fiocchi

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Abstract

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is now recognized as a common chronic disease affecting children and adolescents. This article will review recent advances made in the fields of genetics, epidemiology, gut ecology, and immunology regarding the etiopathogenesis of IBD, with particular emphasis on the contributions made by pediatric studies. Areas where further study of the pediatric age group would be beneficial will be highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-128
Number of pages17
JournalInflammatory bowel diseases
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

Keywords

  • Children
  • Crohn's disease
  • Etiopathogenesis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Ulcerative colitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Gastroenterology

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