Table 1

 Patient data at study entry (n = 41)

*Data are mean (SEM).
CDAI, Crohn’s disease activity index; CDEIS, Crohn’s disease endoscopic index of severity (according to Mary and Modigliani13).
Sex (M/F)18/23
Age (y)35.9 (1.8)*
Duration of symptoms (months)72.2(12.3)*
CDAI255.0 (20.4)*
CDEIS6.9 (1.1)*
Previous surgery15