Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, refers to two diseases: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Our IBD Overview helps you understand these conditions and how they affect your child.
IBD, affects one million Americans, and nearly one in four patients with IBD is diagnosed in childhood.
IBD affects children differently from adults. At Children's Hospital, your child receives care from doctors and nurses specifically trained in treating IBD in children and teens. Because the condition is complex, our team includes experts in immune health, nutrition, genetics, and other disciplines. Together, we are also advancing our understanding of IBD through leading-edge research.
Our approach to caring for children with IBD is unique
At Children's Hospital, we care for the individual needs of each child. We go a step further by coordinating our care with your family and your child's primary care doctor. Read more about a comprehensive approach to caring for children with IBD.
Sam Shirley is an active 16 year old in remission from Crohn's disease. He is using his first-hand experiences in the hospital to help improve the patient experience as a member of the Pediatric Advisory Council.
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