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How often do chron's children develop toxic megacolon?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Uncertain
The percentage of inflammatory bowel patients (ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease) who get toxic megacolon is not known.
Around 1990, some estimated the number to be 1% to 5% of patients overall.

In brief: Uncertain
The percentage of inflammatory bowel patients (ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease) who get toxic megacolon is not known.
Around 1990, some estimated the number to be 1% to 5% of patients overall.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Rarely
Toxic megacolon in children is more likely associated with ulcerative colitis rather than crohn's.
Oftentimes the difference between crohn's and uc are difficult and blurry.

In brief: Rarely
Toxic megacolon in children is more likely associated with ulcerative colitis rather than crohn's.
Oftentimes the difference between crohn's and uc are difficult and blurry.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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