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Crohn’s Disease: Surgical Management

  • Scott A. StrongEmail author
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Abstract

  • The worldwide prevalence of Crohn’s disease is increasing.

  • High-incidence areas include Canada, France, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Scotland.

  • Affluence and living in industrialized areas do not currently appear to have an etiological role.

  • There is a bimodal age distribution with the first peak occurring between the ages of 15 and 30 years and the second between 60 and 80 years.

  • The prevalence of Crohn’s disease in patients aged younger and older than 20 years is 43 and 201 per 100,000, respectively.

  • Crohn’s is more common in whites than in blacks, Hispanics, and Asians, and there is a two- to fourfold increase in the prevalence among the Jewish population in the USA, Europe, and South Africa.

Keywords

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Short Bowel Syndrome Perianal Disease Extraintestinal Manifestation Severe Colitis 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Colon and Rectal SurgeryCleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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