Delay in IBD diagnosis may be linked to stunted growth in children

Canadian researchers found an independent correlation between delay in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease diagnosis and height impairment, with every one standard deviation decrease in height-to-age z-score tied to a nearly 70% higher diagnostic delay risk. The findings in the Archives of Disease in Childhood also showed an independent link between bloody diarrhea and a reduced likelihood of diagnostic delay, while time to IBD diagnosis was longer among those with Crohn’s disease.

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