Factors affecting recurrence after surgery for Crohn's disease.

  title={Factors affecting recurrence after surgery for Crohn's disease.},
  author={Takayuki Yamamoto},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={11 26},
Although in Crohn's disease post-operative recurrence is common, the determinants of disease recurrence remain speculative. The aim of this study was to examine factors affecting post-operative recurrence of Crohn's disease. A Medline-based literature review was carried out. The following factors were investigated: age at onset of disease, sex, family history of Crohn's disease, smoking, duration of Crohn's disease before surgery, prophylactic medical treatment (corticosteroids, 5-amino… CONTINUE READING
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