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Ulcerative colitis should be investigated differently in children

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 02 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:570
  1. Richard K Russell, clinical research fellow in paediatric gastroenterology (,
  2. Peter M Gillett, specialist registrar in paediatric gastroenterology,
  3. David C Wilson, senior lecturer in paediatric gastroenterology and nutrition
  1. Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh EH9 1LF

    EDITOR—Ghosh et al have written a useful review of ulcerative colitis, but we wish to make some points regarding paediatric practice.1 It is particularly important to make these points in a general journal as a recent survey by the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit showed that inflammatory bowel disease is a common childhood condition, with an incidence of 4.7/100 000/year …

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