Early and late onset ulcerative colitis: distinct clinical features.

  title={Early and late onset ulcerative colitis: distinct clinical features.},
  author={J C Chava Zimmerman and Dov Gavish and Daniel Rachmilewitz},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  volume={7 6},
A review of 93 patients with ulcerative colitis revealed that in 47 (50.5%) symptoms first appeared between 21 and 30 years of age--"early-onset"--and in 26 (27.9%) at the age of 51 years or above--"late-onset." Proctocolitis was more common in late-onset patients (p = 0.077) and in males of both age groups (p = 0.002). Extensive colitis was significantly more common in females (p = 0.002). Patients with late-onset proctocolitis had more bowel movements/day and liver involvement than patients… CONTINUE READING

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