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Prenatal and Perinatal Characteristics Associated with Pediatric-Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease

BACKGROUND: The majority of studies that report early life risk factors for pediatric-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) do not account for potential confounding, which can lead to spurious associations and incorrect inferences. AIMS: To assess the relationship between prenatal and perinatal characteristics and the risk of pediatric-onset IBD accounting for potential confounding. METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study of 189 cases aged

Authors: Hutfless S; Li DK; Heyman MB; Bayless TM; Abramson O; Herrinton LJ

Dig Dis Sci. 2012 Aug;57(8):2149-56. Epub 2012 Mar 24.

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