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Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition:
doi: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e31824f617a

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Manifesting After Surgical Treatment for Hirschsprung Disease

Levin, David N.*; Marcon, Margaret A.; Rintala, Risto J.; Jacobson, Dustin*; Langer, Jacob C.*

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ABSTRACT: Eight children developed chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) 4 to 21 years after surgery for Hirschsprung disease. Three had trisomy 21 and 6 experienced chronic or recurrent enterocolitis. Four had a family history of IBD. Clinical presentation included chronic diarrhea, hematochezia, abscess, and fistula formation. Three required surgery for fistula, stricture, and small bowel obstruction and the other 5 were managed medically. Recognition of this condition may be important in the long-term follow-up of children with Hirschsprung disease, and patients who have carried a diagnosis of chronic enterocolitis may warrant further investigation looking for evidence of IBD.

Copyright 2012 by ESPGHAN and NASPGHAN


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