Very Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease (VEO-IBD) Program
Infants and children who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) from a very young age (younger than 5 years old) often have different symptoms than older children and adults with IBD. They also sometimes do not respond to traditional treatments for IBD. These children, who have what’s known as very early onset IBD (VEO-IBD), require specialized evaluation and targeted treatments.
We have a multidisciplinary clinical and research team working together to design the most comprehensive care for your child. Our clinical team will see you together in our joint VEO-IBD clinic to deliver a personalized evaluation and care plan for your child. This team includes pediatric gastroenterologists, immunologists, IBD nurses, registered dieticians, behavioral psychologists, and social workers with expertise in VEO-IBD.
Our Programs and Services
Your child's team at the VEO-IBD Program includes doctors from several areas of the hospital who are collaborating to help provide the best possible care for children with VEO-IBD. Our team works closely with other departments including Immunology, Microbiome, and Genetics to discover new breakthroughs.