IBD presentation varies by ethnicity, study says

01/9/2013 | Healio

A study that assessed 325 adult patients showed differences in the presentation of inflammatory bowel disease among U.S.-born Hispanic patients, foreign-born Hispanic patients and non-Hispanic white patients. According to the report in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, Crohn's disease was more common among non-Hispanic whites compared with Hispanics, and foreign-born Hispanics presented with more cases of ulcerative colitis than did non-Hispanic whites or U.S.-born Hispanics.

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