IMR Press / FBE / Volume 3 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.2741/E300

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Open Access Article
Inflammatory bowel disease in the geriatric population
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1 University of Michigan- Geriatrics Center, 4260 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA
2 Pfizer Worldwide Research and Development, 35 CambridgePark Dr., Cambridge, MA 02140 USA
3 University of Glasgow- Glasgow Dental Hospital, Restorative Department, 378 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JZ, UK
4 Geriatric Research, Education, and Training Center (GRECC), Ann Arbor VAHS, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 USA

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Academic Editor: Zaher Radi

Front. Biosci. (Elite Ed) 2011, 3(3), 945–954; https://doi.org/10.2741/E300
Published: 1 June 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Inflammatory bowel disease -1)
Abstract

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic disease that affects not only the young adults, but also the elderly. The elderly are more vulnerable and at higher risk from complications related to IBD. In this review we focus on IBD important features in the elderly and discuss the disease (1) epidemiology, (2) pathophysiology, (3) clinical manifestations and diagnosis, (4) prognosis, (6) therapy and (7) potential future research directions.

Keywords
Inflammatory bowel disease
Geriatric patients
Prognosis
Therapy
Review
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