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Title: [Inflammatory bowel disease in Aragon: a more and more frequent diagnosis]
Title Abreviation: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Date of Pub: 1995 May
Author: Cella Lanau J; López Zaborras J; Gomollón García F; Sáinz Samitier R;
Issue/Part/Supplement: 5 Volume Issue: 87 Pagination: 363-7
MESH Headings: Adolescence; Adult; Age Distribution; Aged; Child; English Abstract; Female; Human; Incidence; Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (DI/*EP); Male; Middle Age; Prevalence; Retrospective Studies; Sex Distribution; Spain (EP); -EA-;
Journal Title Code: ARX Publication Type: JOURNAL ARTICLE
Date of Entry: 950905NEntry Month: 9511
Country: SPAIN Index Priority: 3
Language: Spa Unique Identifier: 95352285
Unique Identifier: 95352285 ISSN: 1130-0108
Abstract: OBJECT: To study the frequency of inflammatory bowel disease in our area. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective, hospital-based analysis identifying potential cases, with a posterior study of case records following a predefined protocol, according to international standards in diagnosis. PATIENTS: All patients with a confirmed diagnosis of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or indeterminate colitis established between 1975 and 1992 at our Hospital. RESULTS: 222 cases (ulcerative colitis: 109; Crohn's disease 93; indeterminate colitis 20) were identified and a clear trend for an increased incidence was found for the three diagnoses; with annual incidence below 1 for them all in the 1975-1977 period versus 3.66; 3.33; and 1 respectively in the 1990-1992 period. This trend was evident both for ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. CONCLUSIONS: The global frequency of inflammatory bowel disease has increased in the last years in Zaragoza (Spain), and its incidence in now very similar to that reported in northern European countries. Possible factors associated with this phenomenon should be pursued in future studies.
Abstract By: Author
Address: Servicio de Aparato Digestivo, Hospital Clínico Universitario Lozano Blesa, Zaragoza.
Transliterated/Vernacular Title: Enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal en Aragón: un diagnóstico cada vez más frecuente.