Q. Why is CD more common than UC in children?

Answered by
Dr. Md. Kamrul Hasan Sajib
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 11, 2020

I used to get diarrhea and stomach problem since my childhood and I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in my small intestine. I want to know whether Children who get this disease from childhood gets this disease from parents only?

I know that people sometimes get it at the adult stage which may be because of environmental factors but they get it in the ileum and colon. But those who get it in the jejunum are mainly children and I want to know whether it's linked with their parents because if it's not because of parents or any genetic factor then why children get it so early?

And I also want to know why this Crohn's disease is rare compared to Ulcerative Colitis in my country?

#

Dear, How are you ? Hope you are fine . I have read very carefully about your queries.

Q. 1. Why CD is more common than UC in children?

Ans : in preschool group, UC is more common than CD but in older children CD is more common than UC. In last few years, the incidence of CD is increasing but Incidence of UC remain unchanged . Exact cause of this difference is still unknown. There are some hypothesis such like dietary modification , Urbanization but nothing is established

Q. 2. Why CD is occurred in child ?

Ans : The reason behind CD is both genetic and environmental. When Genetically susceptible people exposed to environmental factor they devolve CD . But you asked why early in child if they have no family/Genetic connection ? I have already told this need both component for development . There is some research on early development of CD. Child ( genetically susceptible) who have less Brest fed , Taking more antibiotic , more Fatty food and less fibre food are more likely to develop CD early age. Besides this if affected family member is present , chance of development is increased in early age .

Hope my write up help you to get answers of your queries . If you want to know more , feel free to contact. Thanks


Was this answer helpful?

 | 


Related Questions:
Will Humira taken for Crohn's disease interacts with HIV results?

The rashes you have developed are more likely to be a part of Crohn's disease syndrome progression ... I believe the new rashes are a part of Crohn's disease syndrome complex ...   Read full

Getting stomach pain and cramps during masturbation. Is that normal?

.. understand your concern for your symptoms. The cramps, and pain during and after masturbation can be due to, 1. Renal calculi, do you have any abdominal pain? 2. Urinary tract infection may be a reason. Do you have burning or increased urination...   Read full

I have stomach pain below the breast on the left side. Please help.

.. suffering from constipation. Because of it, you have stomach pain below the breast on the left side with difficulty in depositing waste. When there is constipation, the waste does not get clear entirely from the bowel. This results in bowel enlarg...   Read full

 

This is a sponsored Ad. icliniq or icliniq doctors do not endorse the content in the Ad.

Also Read Answers From:

Comprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read


COVID-19 Vaccines
A COVID-19 vaccine provides acquired immunity against the new Coronavirus. Read the article to know everything about the...  Read more»
The Perils of Social Media Addiction
Social media addiction affects both physical and mental health. Read this article to know more.  Read more»
COVID-19 - Second Wave
The second wave of COVID-19 is a red flag. Read more to know about the precautionary measures.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Medical Gastroenterologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.