Older IBD Patients More Likely to Need Surgery and Given Cortisone Treatments Than Younger Ones, Swedish Study Reports

Older IBD Patients More Likely to Need Surgery and Given Cortisone Treatments Than Younger Ones, Swedish Study Reports
Older adults, age 60 or older, with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Sweden are often treated with cortisone medications instead of newer, immune system-targeting therapies, and they are likely to have more severe disease than previously thought, researchers at the Karolinska Institutet report. Their study “Incidence and Treatment of Patients Diagnosed With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases at 60 Years or Older in Sweden”, was published in the journal Gastroenterology. IBD's onset is usually between 20 and 30 years old, and studies suggest that in rare cases when it appears older adults it usually is less severe .
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