Prevalence and family risk of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease: an epidemiological study among Europeans and south Asians in Leicestershire.

@article{Probert1993PrevalenceAF,
  title={Prevalence and family risk of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease: an epidemiological study among Europeans and south Asians in Leicestershire.},
  author={Christopher Sj Probert and Venkatraman Jayanthi and Alycia Hughes and J. Robert Thompson and Antony C Wicks and John Francis Mayberry},
  journal={Gut},
  year={1993},
  volume={34 11},
  pages={1547-51}
}
The family history of patients identified during incidence studies in Leicestershire were investigated and the prevalence and comparative risks calculated; 1254 patients aged 15 to 80 years were sent a questionnaire about their family history. All cases with a positive family history were reviewed and confirmed cases included in the study. In Europeans the standardised prevalence of Crohn's disease was 75.8/10(5) and that of ulcerative colitis 90.8/10(5). The prevalence of Crohn's disease among… CONTINUE READING