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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
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