Clinical epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease: Incidence, prevalence, and environmental influences.

@article{Loftus2004ClinicalEO,
  title={Clinical epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease: Incidence, prevalence, and environmental influences.},
  author={Edward Vincent Loftus},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2004},
  volume={126 6},
  pages={1504-17}
}
Although the incidence and prevalence of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are beginning to stabilize in high-incidence areas such as northern Europe and North America, they continue to rise in low-incidence areas such as southern Europe, Asia, and much of the developing world. As many as 1.4 million persons in the United States and 2.2 million persons in Europe suffer from these diseases. Previously noted racial and ethnic differences seem to be narrowing. Differences in incidence across… CONTINUE READING
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