Inflammation in pediatric Crohn’s may decrease levels of hormones important in statural growth

AUSTIN, Texas — The higher frequency of statural growth impairment in male children with Crohn’s disease appears to be due to less standardized height gain with skeletal maturation, rather than advanced bone age progression, according to preliminary data from the Growth Study presented at Crohn’s & Colitis Congress.“Statural growth impairment in children is both a marker – and a complication – of poorly controlled Crohn’s disease,” Neera Gupta, MD, MAS, director of research of the Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Weill CornellRead More

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