Youths with IBD may face problems at school, study shows

02/19/2012 | Nurse.com · DoctorsLounge.com

Youths ages 11 to 17 with inflammatory bowel disease performed poorer in school compared with healthy peers, primarily due to increased school absences, according to a study in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. Researchers noted that young IBD patients were also more at risk of internalizing problems such as depression, which increased the number of school absences.

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