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[Comment] RISK stratification in paediatric Crohn’s disease

“Speak up. Step up. Stand out.” With this slogan for the fifth annual Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America was asking everyone to raise awareness of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Despite the invisible nature of these incurable diseases, patients with inflammatory bowel disease have symptoms including severe abdominal pain, weight loss, and diarrhoea. The onset of Crohn’s disease is characterised most often by an inflammatory phenotype; most patients develop stricturing or penetrating complications, or both, over time.

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