Epidemiologic clues to inflammatory bowel disease.


In this article, the recent literature exploring the epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is reviewed. Epidemiologic studies present data on disease burden, but may also provide clues to disease etiology. The emergence of IBD in developing nations warrants a systematic search for environmental changes in those countries to explain the evolution… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11894-010-0144-x