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Crohn's disease still present in quarter of patients 20 years after diagnosis

A study was recently completed on the long-term prognosis of Crohn's disease. The study went for twenty years and involved 273 patients. Results showed that about a quarter of the patients still had the condition 20 years after diagnosis. 24% had a relapse within the previous 12 months. 11 of the 16 who died within 20 years of the Crohn's disease diagnosis died from causes related to the condition. 3.4% of the patients had ileal or colic adenocarcinoma.

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About: Crohn's disease still present in quarter of patients 20 years after diagnosis

Date: 13 January 2005

Source: E2Med

URL: http://www.e2med.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewArtDossier&DArtIdx=203994&DIssIdx=10693&DChapIdx=81813

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