Inflammatory Bowel Disease in children

Feb 17, 11:39 AM
GP, Dr Charles Andrews, talks to Dr Anthony Wiskin of Bristol Children’s Hospital about Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in children.  

25% of IBD is diagnosed under the age of 18, and when diagnosed in this age group, the disease is generally more aggressive than when diagnosed later in life.  Dr Wiskin gives a superb overview of the disease, some pointers for diagnosis and the role of faecal calprotectin in children.  Dr Andrews and Dr Wiskin talk about the huge impact of the disease on families, the sufferer, and look at the process of transitioning the child from paediatric to adult gastroenterology services.