Clinical features of Crohn's disease in Ireland

Am J Gastroenterol. 1986 Jul;81(7):524-8.


Irish men and women are at equal risk of developing Crohn's disease. Age at diagnosis (12--mean 30.5-75 yr) and duration of symptoms before diagnosis (1--mean 35.7-444 months) are similar to those for Crohn's disease in other countries. The proportion of patients with macroscopic involvement of the large bowel at diagnosis (68%) is increasing and this is probably a true increase. At the same time the incidence of perianal disease is probably decreasing. Extraintestinal manifestations probably occur more frequently than previously recognized. Crohn's disease and psoriasis, which occurred in 7% of the patients, are probably associated disorders.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Anus Diseases / epidemiology
  • Child
  • Crohn Disease* / diagnosis
  • Crohn Disease* / epidemiology
  • Crohn Disease* / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ireland
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteoarthropathy, Secondary Hypertrophic / epidemiology
  • Time Factors