Does Crohn disease have a racial predilection?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Leyla J Ghazi, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Crohn disease is reported to be more common in white patients than in black patients and rare in Asian and Hispanic children. Approximately 20% of all IBD patients are of black descent. Rates are higher in people of Jewish descent, particularly in Ashkenazi Jews and Jews of middle European origin as compared with Sephardic or eastern European Jews. [39]


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