Stressful Life Events as a Risk Factor for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Onset: A Population-Based Case–Control Study

@article{Lerebours2007StressfulLE,
  title={Stressful Life Events as a Risk Factor for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Onset: A Population-Based Case–Control Study},
  author={Eric Lerebours and C Gower-Rousseau and V{\'e}ronique Merle and Franck Brazier and St{\'e}phane Debeugny and Raymond Marti and Jean Louis Salomez and Marie France Hellot and Jean Louis Dupas and Jean Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Colombel and Antoine Cortot and Jacques B{\'e}nichou},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2007},
  volume={102},
  pages={122-131}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS:Stress is often perceived by patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as the leading cause of their disease. The aim of this study was to assess whether stress, evaluated through life event (LE) occurrence, is associated with IBD onset.METHODS:Incident cases of IBD, including 167 patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and 74 with ulcerative colitis (UC), were compared with two control groups, one of 69 patients with acute self-limited colitis (ASLC) and another of 255… CONTINUE READING
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