The incidence of primary sclerosing cholangitis has been estimated on the basis of its frequent association with ulcerative colitis, but direct epidemiologic studies have not yet been carried out.
In the current study we report a survey of clinical and epidemiological aspects of primary sclerosing cholangitis in Spain.
A questionnaire was circulated to physicians in 33 hospitals throughout Spain to ascertain the number and the clinical, biochemical and immunologic characteristics of patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis from January 1,1984 to December 31,1988.
Twenty-three centers, from 12 Spanish regions, covering a population of 19.23 million answered the questionnaire.
Forty-three patients (60.5% males) with a mean age of 42.3 years (range 12 to 75 years) were seen during the 5-year period.
Mots-clés Pascal : Angiocholite sténosante, Primitif, Espagne, Europe, Epidémiologie, Association, Homme, Appareil digestif pathologie, Voie biliaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sclerosing cholangitis, Primitive, Spain, Europe, Epidemiology, Association, Human, Digestive diseases, Biliary tract disease
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Cote : 95-0085884
Code Inist : 002B13C03. Création : 09/06/1995.