Foreign-born patients with IBD have ‘milder’ disease, later onset, regardless of race

Inflammatory bowel disease phenotype and behavior vary by race and immigration status, with foreign-born patients of all races experiencing less severe disease and later onset than those born in the U.S., researchers reported.
“IBD has historically been a disease of Caucasian populations in Europe and North America, but now we’re seeing it among all races and in people all over the globe, so it’s now important to study how it manifests in different groups,” Lea Ann Chen, MD, senior study author and assistant professor of medicine and pharmacology at Rutgers Robert Wood

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