Case Report
Volume 11 Issue 9 - 2022
Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment of a Child with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Resource-Limited Setting - A Case Report
Garba Dayyabu Gwarzo1*, Muhammad F Bashir2, Idris A Adedeji2, Adamu S Adamu2 and Aisha Muhammad3
1Department of Paediatrics, Bayero University and Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
2Department of Paediatrics, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Bauchi, Nigeria
3Department of Paediatrics, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Bauchi, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: Garba Dayyabu Gwarzo, Department of Paediatrics, Bayero University and Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria.
Received: July 25, 2022; Published: August 30, 2022


Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is not commonly encountered in children in sub-Saharan Africa. It is reported mostly in industrialized countries. This is a report of a 12-year old Nigerian boy with chronic diarrhoea and undernutrition. Common causes of diarrhoea and undernutrition were excluded. There was however difficulty in confirming the suspected IBD due to lack of diagnostic investigation facilities in the region. Open surgical biopsy of the intestine was done and the histological features suggested Crohn’s disease. The child responded to oral steroid treatment. It is recommended that IBD be considered in children with chronic diarrhoeal and/or undernutrition especially when common causes are excluded.

Keywords: Crohn’s Disease; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Chronic Diarrhoea; Children; Nigeria


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Citation: Garba Dayyabu Gwarzo., et al. “Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment of a Child with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Resource-Limited Setting - A Case Report”. EC Paediatrics 11.9 (2022): 87-91.

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