Nutritional support for pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Ronald E. Kleinman, William F. Balistreri, Melvin B. Heyman, Barbara S. Kirschner, Alan M. Lake, Kathleen J. Motil, Ernest Seidman, John Nicholas Udall

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Abstract

Pediatric patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease often suffer from malnutrition and growth failure. This is particularly true in pubertal children. Chronic insufficient nutrient intake is most often the cause of growth failure. Both parenteral nutrition and defined enteral formulas are available to rehabilitate patients with malnutrition and growth failure. Assessment of nutritional status and growth and the use of parenteral nutrition and defined enteral formulas to reverse malnutrition, growth failure, and inflammation in pediatric pa-tients with inflammatory bowel disease are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-12
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1989

Keywords

  • Children
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Growth failure
  • Malnutrition
  • Ulcerative colitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Gastroenterology

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