Researchers focus on ulcerative colitis in children

Ulcerative colitis affects children differently than adults, and it’s challenging to treat because there isn’t a specific set of guidelines physicians can follow, said Dr. Michael Stephens of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Pediatric UC has attracted the attention of researchers, however, and the Medical College of Wisconsin is starting an NIH-funded study to study how genetics affects the disease. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (tiered subscription model) (8/20)