Mortality in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. A population-based study in Finland.

@article{Manninen2012MortalityIU,
  title={Mortality in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. A population-based study in Finland.},
  author={Pia Manninen and A L Karvonen and Heini Sisko Annamari Huhtala and Martin Kr\oyer Rasmussen and Maarit Salo and Leena Mustaniemi and Ismo Pirttiniemi and Pekka Collin},
  journal={Journal of Crohn's & colitis},
  year={2012},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={524-8}
}
BACKGROUND An increased mortality has been reported in patients with Crohn's disease (CD), while figures have remained similar or decreased in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) compared to the population in general. We evaluated the long-term mortality risk of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) in a well-defined population. METHODS The data were based on a prospective IBD register in our catchment area; follow-up covered 1986-2007. The population based cohort comprised 1915… CONTINUE READING

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