Type I/type III collagen ratio associated with diverticulitis of the colon in young patients.


BACKGROUND The incidence of diverticulitis in young patients is rising, whereas the type I:III collagen ratio of the colon decreases with age. Perhaps a lower type I:III collagen ratio in younger patients may predispose these patients to the development of the disease. METHOD The purpose of this study was to evaluate the collagen content and type I:III… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2016.08.044


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