Familial clustering of Crohn's disease in Israel: prevalence and association with disease severity.

@article{BenHorin2009FamilialCO,
  title={Familial clustering of Crohn's disease in Israel: prevalence and association with disease severity.},
  author={S Ben-Horin and Benjamin Avidan and H Yanai and Alon Lang and Yehuda Chowers and Simon Bar-Meir},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={171-5}
}
BACKGROUND There is limited data addressing the severity of Crohn's disease (CD) in patients with a family history of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) compared to sporadic cases. METHODS We investigated the familial occurrence of IBD and its correlation with disease behavior in CD patients attending the Israeli IBD Foundation meeting using a structured… CONTINUE READING