Late-onset UC is more likely to result in remission

08/6/2010 | United Press International

A study found 64% of patients diagnosed with ulcerative colitis after age 50 were in remission after one year compared with 49% of those who developed UC at younger ages, according to researchers from Washington University in St. Louis. "Younger patients are more likely to have robust inflammatory responses, so their disease is harder to quiet down," the study's lead researcher said.

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