Rates of early surgery and associated risk factors in Crohn's disease.

@article{Jeon2010RatesOE,
  title={Rates of early surgery and associated risk factors in Crohn's disease.},
  author={Su Jin Jeon and Kwang Jae Lee and Myung Hee Lee and Seon Kyo Lim and Chang Jun Kang and Jin Hong Kim},
  journal={The Korean journal of gastroenterology = Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe chi},
  year={2010},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={236-41}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS The individual course of Crohn's disease is diverse, and some patients may require bowel resection. The aims of this study were to determine the early surgery rate of Crohn's disease and to identify risk factors associated with early surgery in Korea. METHODS Ninety six patients with Crohn's disease (68 men; median age at the time of diagnosis: 25 years), who had been followed up more than a year, were retrospectively analyzed. Early surgery was defined as a bowel operation… CONTINUE READING

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