A Clinical Scoring System for Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children
Schachter and Kirsner (1) have attempted a definition of inflammatory bowel disease [IBD] of unknown origin in adults. None of the presently available methods of assessment of disease activity (2–4) satisfactorily encompass the wide variety of clinical manifestations of IBD in the pediatric population. In 1979 we reported (5) a new clinical score modified from the Shwachman clinical score for cystic fibrosis (6) specifically designed for use in the pediatric population that could be used for both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. This report extends our observations to a present total of 92 patients seen between 1975–80.
KeywordsInflammatory Bowel Disease Cystic Fibrosis Ulcerative Colitis Growth Failure Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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