IBD patients more likely to die earlier: study

Death rates in both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are higher than in the general population, a large Finnish study finds.

Data from 22,000 IBD patients diagnosed from 1987 to 2007 showed that those with Crohn’s were a third more likely to have died by 2010 compared with the general population.

The increase in mortality was less marked in patients with ulcerative colitis who were 10% more likely to have died, the authors from Tampere University found.

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