Patients diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease in childhood attain a lower adult height than their peers without IBD, according to study results.

Natalia Mouratidou, MD, of Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital in Sweden, and colleagues wrote that growth impairment and pubertal delay are common complications in patients with childhood-onset IBD, but studies of adult height outcomes in this population have varied.

“The etiology of growth impairment in IBD is multifactorial,” they wrote. “Undernourishment and direct effects of pro-inflammatory cytokines seem to be

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