Inflammatory bowel disease in children and adolescents in Italy: Data from the pediatric national IBD register (1996-2003)

Massimo Castro, B. Papadatou, M. Baldassare, F. Balli, A. Barabino, C. Barbera, S. Barca, G. Barera, F. Bascietto, R. Berni Canani, M. Calacoci, A. Campanozzi, G. Castelluci, C. Catassi, M. Colombo, M. R. Covoni, S. Cucchiara, M. R. D'Altilia, G. L. de Angelis, S. de VirgilisV. di Ciommo, M. Fontana, G. Guariso, D. Knafelz, A. Lambertini, S. Licciardi, P. Lionetti, L. Liotta, G. Lombardi, L. Maestri, S. Martelossi, G. Mastella, G. Oderda, R. Perini, F. Pesce, A. Ravelli, P. Roggero, C. Romano, N. Rotolo, V. Rutigliano, S. Scotta, C. Sferlazzas, A. Staiano, A. Ventura, M. G. Zaniboni

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Abstract

Background: The purpose was to assess in Italy the clinical features at diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children. Methods: In 1996 an IBD register of disease onset was established on a national scale. Results: Up to the end of 2003, 1576 cases of pediatric IBD were recorded: 810 (52%) ulcerative colitis (UC), 635 (40%) Crohn's disease (CD), and 131 (8%) indeterminate colitis (IC). In the period 1996-2003 an increase of IBD incidence from 0.89 to 1.39/105 inhabitants aged

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1246-1252
Number of pages7
JournalInflammatory Bowel Diseases
Volume14
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

Keywords

  • Clinical features
  • Incidence
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Pediatric population

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Immunology and Allergy

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    Castro, M., Papadatou, B., Baldassare, M., Balli, F., Barabino, A., Barbera, C., Barca, S., Barera, G., Bascietto, F., Canani, R. B., Calacoci, M., Campanozzi, A., Castelluci, G., Catassi, C., Colombo, M., Covoni, M. R., Cucchiara, S., D'Altilia, M. R., de Angelis, G. L., ... Zaniboni, M. G. (2008). Inflammatory bowel disease in children and adolescents in Italy: Data from the pediatric national IBD register (1996-2003). Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, 14(9), 1246-1252. https://doi.org/10.1002/ibd.20470