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Epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease among children in Poland. A prospective, population-based, 2-year study, 2002-2004.
Digestion 2009; 79(2):121-9D

Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIMS

The incidence of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Western countries is on the rise. No prospective studies have been conducted on the epidemiology of pediatric IBD in Poland. The aim of the study was to define the characteristics of new pediatric IBD and assess the incidence of new IBD among children in Poland between 2002 and 2004.

METHODS

Patient records from 24 pediatric gastroenterology centers servicing the whole population of Poland were collected. IBD diagnosis was based on clinical, radiological, endoscopic and histological features.

RESULTS

There were 491 new IBD patients, representing an overall incidence of IBD of 2.7 cases/100,000 children/year. The incidence of Crohn's disease (CD) was 0.6, ulcerative colitis (UC) 1.3, and indeterminate colitis (IC) 0.8. The age-related incidence of IBD was 1.8 in the 0- to 10-year-old age group, rising to 3.7 for the 11- to 18-year age group.

CONCLUSIONS

The overall incidence of IBD (as well as CD, UC and IC) in Poland is lower than that in Western countries. The relative contribution of UC and IC to the overall IBD incidence is higher in Poland than in most Western countries. These findings may suggest a tendency towards under- or misdiagnosis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Medical University of Warsaw, Ul. Dzialdowska 1, PL-01-184 Warsaw, Poland. kasiabochenek@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19321943

Citation

Karolewska-Bochenek, Katarzyna, et al. "Epidemiology of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Among Children in Poland. a Prospective, Population-based, 2-year Study, 2002-2004." Digestion, vol. 79, no. 2, 2009, pp. 121-9.
Karolewska-Bochenek K, Lazowska-Przeorek I, Albrecht P, et al. Epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease among children in Poland. A prospective, population-based, 2-year study, 2002-2004. Digestion. 2009;79(2):121-9.
Karolewska-Bochenek, K., Lazowska-Przeorek, I., Albrecht, P., Grzybowska, K., Ryzko, J., Szamotulska, K., ... Jarocka-Cyrta, E. (2009). Epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease among children in Poland. A prospective, population-based, 2-year study, 2002-2004. Digestion, 79(2), pp. 121-9. doi:10.1159/000209382.
Karolewska-Bochenek K, et al. Epidemiology of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Among Children in Poland. a Prospective, Population-based, 2-year Study, 2002-2004. Digestion. 2009;79(2):121-9. PubMed PMID: 19321943.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease among children in Poland. A prospective, population-based, 2-year study, 2002-2004. AU - Karolewska-Bochenek,Katarzyna, AU - Lazowska-Przeorek,Izabella, AU - Albrecht,Piotr, AU - Grzybowska,Krystyna, AU - Ryzko,Jozef, AU - Szamotulska,Katarzyna, AU - Radzikowski,Andrzej, AU - Landowski,Piotr, AU - Krzesiek,Elzbieta, AU - Ignys,Iwona, AU - Fyderek,Krzysztof, AU - Czerwionka-Szaflarska,Mieczyslawa, AU - Jarocka-Cyrta,Elzbieta, Y1 - 2009/03/26/ PY - 2008/07/09/received PY - 2008/12/23/accepted PY - 2009/3/27/entrez PY - 2009/3/27/pubmed PY - 2009/7/18/medline SP - 121 EP - 9 JF - Digestion JO - Digestion VL - 79 IS - 2 N2 - BACKGROUND/AIMS: The incidence of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Western countries is on the rise. No prospective studies have been conducted on the epidemiology of pediatric IBD in Poland. The aim of the study was to define the characteristics of new pediatric IBD and assess the incidence of new IBD among children in Poland between 2002 and 2004. METHODS: Patient records from 24 pediatric gastroenterology centers servicing the whole population of Poland were collected. IBD diagnosis was based on clinical, radiological, endoscopic and histological features. RESULTS: There were 491 new IBD patients, representing an overall incidence of IBD of 2.7 cases/100,000 children/year. The incidence of Crohn's disease (CD) was 0.6, ulcerative colitis (UC) 1.3, and indeterminate colitis (IC) 0.8. The age-related incidence of IBD was 1.8 in the 0- to 10-year-old age group, rising to 3.7 for the 11- to 18-year age group. CONCLUSIONS: The overall incidence of IBD (as well as CD, UC and IC) in Poland is lower than that in Western countries. The relative contribution of UC and IC to the overall IBD incidence is higher in Poland than in most Western countries. These findings may suggest a tendency towards under- or misdiagnosis. SN - 1421-9867 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19321943/Epidemiology_of_inflammatory_bowel_disease_among_children_in_Poland__A_prospective_population_based_2_year_study_2002_2004_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000209382 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -