Inflammatory bowel disease: Specific concerns in the elderly

L. J. Brandt, G. Dickstein

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Despite recent improvements in our knowledge concerning 8BD in the elderly, much is still unknown. Fundamental issues which remain unresolved are: the true frequency of disease onset in old age; the natural history and location of disease; the response of these patients to medical therapy; the indications for surgery; the incidence of postoperative recurrence; and the incidence of cancer complicating existing disease. Nevertheless, reasonably successful treatment options are available to many elderly IBD patients, given that an alert and careful diagnostician identifies the problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-111
Number of pages5
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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