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Crohn’s disease (CD) is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that is defined by a transmural process that often occurs in the terminal ileum but may occur in any portion of the GI tract. Although the exact etiology of CD is unknown, a handful of genetic, immunological, and environmental risk factors have been identified. Research suggests that in genetically susceptible patients, there is an impaired immune response to commensal or pathogenic intestinal microbiota that drives mucosal inflammation. The incidence of pediatric CD (pCD) is increasing around the globe, varying between 2.5 to 11.4 per 100,000, with an estimated prevalence of 58 per 100,000. Approximately 25% of patients are diagnosed with IBD before the age of 18. Intestinal and abdominal complications such as strictures, abscesses, and fistulas are common among pediatric patients and increase as the disease progresses. IBD impairs attendance at school, and psychosocial ramifications in children diagnosed with IBD incdude a higher incidence of depression and anxiety.
The following healthcare professionals: pediatricians and pediatric gastroenterologists; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with pCD.
This program is supported by an educational grant from Abbott Nutrition.
This activity is free of charge.
Release Date: May 24, 2019 -- Expiration Date: May 24, 2021
Faculty: Dinesh Pashankar, MD
Epidemiology and clinical features of pCD
Treatment of pCD
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Faculty Disclosure: Dinesh S. Pashankar, MD, discloses financial support (research grant) from Janssen and Abbvie.
Disclosures of Educational Planners: Charles Turck, PharmD has no relevant financial disclosures.
Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is supported by an educational grant from Abbott Nutrition.
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