Epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease in the Songpa-Kangdong district, Seoul, Korea, 1986-2005: a KASID study.

@article{Yang2008EpidemiologyOI,
  title={Epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease in the Songpa-Kangdong district, Seoul, Korea, 1986-2005: a KASID study.},
  author={Suk Kyun Yang and Sungcheol Yun and Jin-Ho Kim and Joon Yong Park and Hak Yang Kim and Youngho Kim and Dong Kyung Chang and Joo Sung Kim and In Sung Song and Jong Beom Park and Eui-Ryun Park and Kyung Jo Kim and Gyoo Moon and Soo Hyun Yang},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={542-9}
}
BACKGROUND Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are considered rare diseases in developing countries. We have evaluated the incidence and prevalence of CD and UC over time in a district of Seoul, Korea. METHODS A population-based study was performed from 1986 to 2005 in the Songpa-Kangdong district of Seoul. To recruit patients as completely as possible, multiple information sources, including all medical facilities in the study area and 3 referral centers nearby but outside the… CONTINUE READING