Patients with Crohn’s disease miss more time at work than other individuals, and the trend can start before they are diagnosed, according to research published in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.
Åsa H. Everhov, MD, PhD, of the department of surgery at Stockholm South General Hospital in Sweden, and colleagues wrote that previous studies have explored work absences in CD but only in patients with established disease.
“The effect of Crohn’s disease on work ability needs to be evaluated both in relation to a comparison group without inflammatory bowel disease and in relation

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