The epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Burisch2015TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Johan Burisch and Pia Munkholm},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2015},
  volume={50 8},
  pages={
          942-51
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), are chronic relapsing disorders of unknown aetiology. The aim of this review is to present the latest epidemiology data on occurrence, disease course, risk for surgery, as well as mortality and cancer risks. MATERIAL AND METHODS Gold standard epidemiology data on the disease course and prognosis of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are based on unselected population-based… CONTINUE READING
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