In this paper we describe an array of differences between paediatric and adult inflammatory bowel diseases. Specifically, patient specifics such as genetics, disease location, immune responses and drug responsiveness are addressed. Given the distinct disease phenotype in children, it seems warranted that early onset inflammatory bowel diseases will be denoted as a specific disease entity.

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Keywords Children, Disease phenotype, Epidemiology, Genetics, IBD, Immunology
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Nieuwenhuis, E.E.S., & Escher, J.C.. (2008). Early onset IBD: What's the difference?. Digestive and Liver Disease, 40(1), 12–15. doi:10.1016/j.dld.2007.07.166