Clinicoepidemiological characteristics of adult in 5patients with inflammatory bowel disease diagnosed Greek teaching hospitals during the year 2003

 
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2007 (EN)
Clinicoepidemiological characteristics of adult in 5patients with inflammatory bowel disease diagnosed Greek teaching hospitals during the year 2003 (EN)

Triantafillidis1, G. Kitis2, D. Karamanolis3, I. Karagiannis4, D. Tzourmakliotits5, J.K.

Background: During the last two decades the incidence and prevalence of Ulcerative Colitis (UC) in some European countries reached a “plateau”, a fact that is in sharp contrast to Crohn’s disease (CD) which has shown up to a sixfold increase in incidence rates over the same period. New cases of CD now account for at least equal number of cases with UC. Aim: To present the results of the analysis of some clinicoepidemiological parameters of patients with IBD diagnosed during the year 2003 in 5 teaching hospitals situated in the great area of Athens and North Greece. Results: Seventy-seven new cases with IBD were diagnosed (40 patients with CD, 36 with UC and 1 with indeterminate colitis). Extensive/total colitis was observed in 21 out of 37 patients with UC (57%). One or more extraintestinal manifestations were observed in 11(29.7%) patients with UC and 11(27.5%) patients with CD. Duration of symptoms of less than one month was observed in 18 patients with UC (49%) and 9(22.5%) patients with CD. Partial or complete response to treatment was observed in 97% and 90% of patients with UC and CD respectively. Significant differences between patients with CD and UC were observed only in the age at onset of the disease (P (EN)

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Ελληνική Γαστροεντερολογική Εταιρία (EL)
Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

2007-03-19


Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

1792-7463
1108-7471
Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 18, No 1 (2005) (EN)



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