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<< Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease In The Emergency Department: Managing Flares And Long-Term Complications

Diagnostic Studies For Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

There is no consensus regarding the diagnostic criteria for IBD. The diagnosis is often established by examining a patient’s presenting symptoms and clinical features along with laboratory blood testing and imaging studies. Endoscopy with histopathologic examination of biopsied tissue samples is the gold standard of diagnosis; and it can also provide further differentiation between Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis.

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