P1654 Pediatric Crohn’s Disease, Unrealized Height and Diminished Lifetime Earnings
Author insight from Russell D. Cohen, MD, FACG, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
What’s new here and important for clinicians?
This abstract raises awareness that the impact of active inflammatory bowel disease in childhood may have profound negative implications not only in their physical and emotional development, but also upon their lifetime wage potential.
What do patients need to know?
Early treatment with medications that avoid or limit exposure to steroids in childhood may result in better physical and economic outcomes in adulthood.
Russell D. Cohen, MD, FACG
Professor of Medicine, Pritzker School of Medicine
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Co-Director, Advanced IBD Fellowship Program
The University of Chicago Medicine
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