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Elderly-onset IBD: a milder disease?

Patients with elderly-onset IBD are more likely to have marked comorbidities and polypharmacy than those diagnosed at a younger age, which might affect therapeutic decision-making. Increased knowledge of this higher-risk group might guide patient management. Data from a large population-based study evaluating the clinical presentation and course of elderly-onset IBD are discussed.

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Ha, C., Katz, S. Elderly-onset IBD: a milder disease?. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 10, 264–265 (2013).

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