In conclusion, this special issue includes and emphasizes a number of important aspects of the approach to and management of IBD in children. This condition, which is becoming increasingly prevalent, comprises multiple facets: full consideration of these aspects is essential in optimizing care and patient outcomes. Whilst this special issue does not cover all aspects of IBD in children, it does emphasize some key aspects.
Andrew S. Day
Cure Kids Chair of Paediatric Research, Departmentof Paediatrics, University of Otago Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand