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2007 (EN)
Epidemiology of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (EN)

Viazis, N.

Data from epidemiological studies regarding the incidence rates of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease have shown that both diseases are more common in the developed countries of North America, Scandinavia and Europe and less common in Asia, Africa and South America. Meanwhile, although the incidence of UC has remained relatively stable over the years, the incidence of CD has increased considerably since its first description in 1932. IBD typically affects young people, but may have a bimodal incidence with a second peak in later life. Men are slightly more likely to be affected with UC and women with CD. Mortality rates have declined in recent years and most individuals are now expected to live a normal life. (EN)




Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 19, No 2 (2006) (EN)

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