About this Research Topic
The rising incidence of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease over recent decades has brought it sharply into the focus of pediatricians, pediatric gastroenterologists, allied health professionals and adult physicians alike. While the precise etiology of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) remains elusive, emerging research has given greater clarity to our understanding of its pathogenesis, epidemiology, disease manifestations and optimal treatment approaches.
Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease is a complex disorder for the researcher and clinician alike. Clinicians harbor the challenges of clinical care, with a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations and therapeutic dilemmas. Non-clinician scientists are equally challenged by matching such a clinical spectrum of disease to the vast array of research technologies at their disposal. As each learns from the other, this proposed research topic will provide a forum for the clinician and the scientist to share their findings on a common platform. The goals of the topic are to elicit research articles in domains including epidemiology, aetiopathogenesis, complications of disease, disease management and future research directions.
Following up on the success of the first volume on pediatric IBD, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Looking to the Future, the current Research Topic seeks articles on the topic of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. We particularly invite articles centered on the following themes:
• Epidemiology of pediatric IBD;
• Pathogenesis of disease mechanisms;
• Optimizing current treatments;
• Novel therapeutic approaches;
• Clinical outcomes research;
• Disease complications.
Priority articles include Original Research, Review Articles and Case Series or Case Reports of particular interest.
Keywords: Crohn’s, colitis, aetiology, epidemiology, management
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.