Patients with pediatric onset inflammatory bowel disease may have a higher risk for cancer and death, according to a presentation at UEG Week Virtual 2021.

“As you know, the incidence of pediatric-onset IBD has been dramatically increasing over the past decades,” Claire Dupont-Lucas, MD, PhD, MPH, of the pediatrics department at Caen University Hospital in France, said. “Pediatric-onset IBD has the characteristic of having a more severe course in adults with IBD. Although cancer and mortality are dreaded complications of IBD, they’re rarely observed during the pediatric

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