Opposite evolution in incidence of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in Northern France (1988-1999).

@article{Molini2004OppositeEI,
  title={Opposite evolution in incidence of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in Northern France (1988-1999).},
  author={Florence Molini{\'e} and C Gower-Rousseau and Thierry Yzet and V{\'e}ronique Merle and Bruno Grandbastien and Ruth Mart{\'i} and Eric Lerebours and J L Dupas and J-F Colombel and J L Salomez and Antoine Cortot},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2004},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={843-8}
}
BACKGROUND Northern France was characterised by a high incidence of Crohn's disease (CD) and a low incidence of ulcerative colitis (UC) according to the first inquiry undertaken in the late 1980s. AIMS To assess the trends in the incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) over a 12 year period (1988-1999) in the same area of Northern France. PATIENTS Patients living in Northern France (Nord, Pas-de-Calais, Somme, and Seine Maritime--total of 5,790,526 inhabitants) between 1988 and 1999… CONTINUE READING

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