Table 1

Presenting symptoms and signs

CD (n = 379)IC (n = 72)UC (n = 172)
Common symptoms
Abdominal pain274 (72%)54 (75%)106 (62%)
Diarrhoea214 (56%)56 (78%)127 (74%)
Bleeding84 (22%)49 (68%)145 (84%)
Weight loss220 (58%)25 (35%)53 (31%)
Lethargy103 (27%)10 (14%)20 (12%)
Anorexia94 (25%)9 (13%)11 (6%)
Other symptoms
Arthropathy28311
Nausea/vomiting2211
Constipation/soiling4
Psychiatric symptoms3
Secondary amenorrhoea11
Signs
Anal fistula17
Growth failure/delayed puberty141
Anal abscess, ulcer8
Erythema nodosum/rash61
Liver disease325
Appendicectomy2
Toxic megacolon1