Study shows rise in Crohn's cases among younger patients

06/1/2009 | MedPage Today (free registration)

A population-based study done in France found an increasing number of Crohn's disease cases through 2005 among patients younger than 20, despite a stabilization of disease incidence in older age groups. Researchers presenting at Digestive Disease Week said they don't know why cases of Crohn's continued to increase among young people but suggest it may be related to smoking, diet and other environmental factors.

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