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Vol. 16 - Num. 61

Clinical Reviews

Inflammatory bowel disease: the importance of early diagnosis

María Romeo Donloa, I Pizarro Pizarrob

aMIR-Pediatría. Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús. Madrid. España.
bServicio de Gastroenterología. Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: M Romeo. E-mail: maria3334@hotmail.com

Reference of this article: Romeo Donlo M, Pizarro Pizarro I. Inflammatory bowel disease: the importance of early diagnosis. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2014;16:49-53.

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Abstract

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in childhood has certain clinical and psychosocial characteristics that makes necessary an early diagnosis and treatment. It is a chronic and relapsing disease that has gastrointestinal and extraintestinal manifestations. It includes three disorders of unknown etiology: ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease and unclassified IBD. They are defined by clinical, radiological, endoscopic and histological criteria. The follow up of these patients requires a multidisciplinary approach that addresses both medical and psychosocial aspects.

Keywords

Biological therapy Endoscopy Inflammatory bowel disease Ulcerative colitis

 

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