We are recruiting volunteers (males ages 6 to 15 years and females ages 5 to 13 years) who have Crohn’s disease. We are trying to learn more about growth in pediatric patients with Crohn’s disease with the hope that we may improve the care of pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Males with pediatric Crohn’s disease more commonly suffer from growth impairment than females. If we can understand why a sex difference in risk for growth impairment exists, this will be a huge step in our overall understanding of the underlying mechanisms of growth impairment in pediatric Crohn’s disease.
If you are eligible to participate after a screening visit, you will meet with the Growth Study Team five times over two years and do the following:
OPTIONAL procedures include:
You will receive a $25 gift as a token of our appreciation for each completed study visit (for a total of a $125 gift over the entire course of the study)