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Title: Characterization of Crohn’s disease patients in Maringá region
Other Titles: Revista de Ciências Médicas e Biológicas
Authors: Vidigal, Pedrina Gonçalves
Mella Junior, Sidney Edson
Keywords: Doença de Crohn.;Epidemiologia.;Ileíte.;Doença inflamatória intestinal.
Issue Date: Sep-2008
Publisher: Instituto de Ciências da Saúde/ Universidade Federal da Bahia
Citation: VIDIGAL, P. G.; MELLA JUNIOR, S. E. Characterization of Crohn’s disease patients in Maringá region. R. Ci. méd. biol., Salvador, v.7, n.3, p. 255-260, set./dez. 2008.
Abstract: Abstract Crohn’s disease is characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, and its source of manifestation has not been clarified yet. Thus, the present work had as objective to describe Crohn’s disease patients in Maringá region - Paraná state, and also, to describe their social, demographic and clinic characters as well. Seven patients with Crohn’s Disease, diagnosed on the basis of accepted clinical, radiological, endoscopic, and pathologic criteria, and resident in the studied area, were recruited from ABCD centre in Maringá, Paraná State, Brazil. Patients were asked to fill up a standardized survey including questions related to demographic, social and clinical issues. Approximately 71.428% of patients were Caucasian, being 57.142% of them Italian descendants, and apparently without Jewish inheritance. Nobody presented inflammatory bowel diseases heritage or either smoking habit. The terminal ileum was the portion of the gastrointestinal tract more affected, corresponding to 71.42% of the patients. Clinical and demographic characteristics were similar to previous studies, aside from the patients that weren’t tobacco user and did not present Jewish heritage.
Description: Keywords: Crohn’s disease- Epidemiology; Ileitis; Inflammatory bowel disease.
URI: http://repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/20550
ISSN: 2236-5222
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