Seasonal variation in flares of inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Lewis2004SeasonalVI,
  title={Seasonal variation in flares of inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={James D Lewis and Faten N. Aberra and Gary R. Lichtenstein and Warren B. Bilker and Colleen Brensinger and Brian L. Strom},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2004},
  volume={126 3},
  pages={665-73}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Previous research has yielded conflicting data as to whether the natural history of inflammatory bowel disease follows a seasonal pattern. The purpose of this study was to determine whether relapse of inflammatory bowel disease follows a seasonal pattern either across a cohort of patients or within individual patients. METHODS We used 1988 to 1997 data from the General Practice Research Database to conduct a retrospective cohort study of 1587 patients with Crohn's disease… CONTINUE READING
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