Table 4

Severity of Crohn’s disease in patients with and without a family history, paired for sex, location of disease at onset, date of birth, and date of diagnosis

Familial Crohn’s disease (n=152) Sporadic Crohn’s disease (n=152) p Value
Mean duration of illness125  (112)99  (95)0.04
Corticosteroids 128130NS
Nutritional support3943NS
Immunosuppressive drugs4843NS
No surgical resection7867NS
One resection5058NS
More than resection2427NS
Postsurgical handicap index14 (18)13 (15)NS