Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Pregnancy

Chapter

Abstract

While the incidence of ulcerative colitis has remained stable, the incidence of Crohn disease [CD] has increased over the past few decades. It is not clear whether this is due to improved diagnostic techniques, an increase in smoking habits by young female patients [patients with CD tend to be smokers compared to people without CD], environmental or genetic influences, or other factors not yet identified. However, the consequence of this trend is a growing population of patients in their formative and childbearing years.

Keywords

Crohn disease Ulcerative colitis Pediatric Pregnancy Teratogenicity 

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