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Vitamin and Mineral Status in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - JPGN
Objectives: Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at risk for vitamin and mineral deficiencies because of long-term inflammation in the gut mucosa and decreased oral intake. The aim of the study is to investigate the prevalence of vitamin and zinc deficiencies in patients with newly diagnosed IBD compared with a control group. Methods: This is a retrospective chart review of all of the patients diagnosed as having IBD from 2006 to 2010, ages 1 to 18 years. Patients who had fatanddoi:10.1097/mpg.0b013e31826a105d pmid:22832510 fatcat:lgsiviimzfcstpq2k5nmhzpszy