Youths ages 11 to 17 with inflammatory bowel disease performed poorer in school compared with healthy peers, primarily due to increased school absences, according to a study in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. Researchers noted that young IBD patients were also more at risk of internalizing problems such as depression, which increased the number of school absences.
Youths with IBD may face problems at school, study shows
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