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Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children

About Your Child's Care and Condition

The complicated nature of inflammatory bowel disease deserves the expert care of a pediatric digestive specialist. We hope to support your child’s comfort and work toward symptom-free living.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is actually two chronic diseases: ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Both cause inflammation of the intestines, which may occur in any part of the digestive tract in Crohn’s disease and occurs in just the large intestine in ulcerative colitis. Symptoms of both can include diarrhea, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, anemia, weight loss or poor growth. It’s unknown what causes inflammatory bowel disease, but environment, diet and genetics may be factors.