Scottish Paediatric Surveillance Unit







IBD in Children and Young People under age 18 years 2009

Project Description and Aim

To determine the incidence of childhood Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Scotland

Case Definition of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Patients with a positive diagnosis (clinical, laboratory markers, radiology, endoscopy, biopsies) of IBD (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, indeterminate colitis).

Lead Clinician

Dr David Wilson - Reader in Paediatric Gastroenterology, University of Edinburgh

Disease name


Reporting Instructions

  • All patients under the age of 18 with positive diagnosis made over the previous month.
  • Inclusion Criteria

  • Children and young people (0-18 y) in whom a new diagnosis of IBD is made
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