Does pediatric Crohn disease have a racial predilection?

Updated: Oct 23, 2018
  • Author: Andrew B Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Crohn disease is more common in whites than in blacks and is rare in Asian and Hispanic children. Rates are higher in people of Jewish descent, particularly Ashkenazi Jews and Jews of middle European origin compared with Sephardic or eastern European Jews.


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