Familial aggregation in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in a Norwegian population-based cohort followed for ten years.

@article{Bengtson2009FamilialAI,
  title={Familial aggregation in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in a Norwegian population-based cohort followed for ten years.},
  author={M B Bengtson and C Jeanne Solberg and Geir Aamodt and Jostein Sauar and J\orgen Jahnsen and Bj\orn Allan Moum and Idar Lygren and Morten Harald Vatn},
  journal={Journal of Crohn's & colitis},
  year={2009},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={92-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS To explore the change in risk among 1st degree relatives of ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) for development of concordant disease in an incidence cohort followed for ten years. Furthermore, we wanted to compare familial and sporadic cases regarding clinical characteristics and the course of the disease. METHODS This population-based study included 421 patients with UC and 197 with CD enrolled from 1990 to 1994. Clinical characteristics and the number of… CONTINUE READING

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