Study reports increased risk of death in children with inflammatory bowel disease
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  December 20, 2018  
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 Study reports increased risk of death in children with inflammatory bowel diseaseStudy reports increased risk of death in children with inflammatory bowel disease
 
Children who develop inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease) have an increased risk of death, both in childhood and later in life, a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal Gastroenterology reports.
 
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 Report: Persistent inequities may hamper progress to stop child pneumonia and diarrhea deaths
 
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