Valutazione e management delle VEO IBD

Diagnostic workup and management of VEO IBD

Giulia D’Arcangelo, Marina Aloi

UOC di Gastroenterologia ed Epatologia Pediatrica, Sapienza Università di Roma

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that presents in children <6 years of age is known as very early-onset IBD (VEOIBD). This subgroup of patients is characterized by a more severe and refractory disease course. In around 15-20% of these cases, a specific genetic mutation has been shown giving a distinct phenotype. Targeted gene analysis or wider genetic tests need to be ruled out in these patients.

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