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

Disposition And Summary For Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease should be considered in a child or adolescent presenting with abdominal pain and/or distention, diarrhea, perianal disease, or any extraintestinal manifestations involving the skin, joints, bones, or eyes. Inquire about the child’s growth and puberty as well as the parental growth patterns and age at onset of puberty for comparison when IBD is suspected. Pediatric patients with suspected IBD should be referred to a pediatric gastroenterologist for further workup, if consultation is not required emergently.

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