[Trends in the occurrence (1980-1999) and clinical features of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in a university hospital in southeastern Brazil].

@article{Souza2002TrendsIT,
  title={[Trends in the occurrence (1980-1999) and clinical features of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in a university hospital in southeastern Brazil].},
  author={Marcellus Henrique Loiola Ponte de Souza and Luiz Ernesto de Almeida Troncon and Carla Maria Rodrigues and Cyntia Ferreira Gomes Viana and Pedro H. C. Onofre and Rosane Aparecida Monteiro and Afonso Dinis da Costa Passos and Ana de L{\^o}urdes Candolo Martinelli and Ulysses G. Meneghelli},
  journal={Arquivos de gastroenterologia},
  year={2002},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={98-105}
}
BACKGROUND Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are regarded as uncommon in developing countries, but studies on their occurrence in Brazil are scarce. Aims - To determine the occurrence of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in a Brazilian university hospital throughout a 20-year period, and analyze the demographical, clinical and evolutive features of these cases. METHODS The frequencies of new cases of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis admitted from January 1980 up to December… CONTINUE READING
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