Thoughts on how IBD emerges in developing countries
It has long been noted that rates of IBD increase as nations develop. What drives this increase in “developing” nations, and what factors keep
inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) rates high in the West? Gilaad G. Kaplan, MD, of the Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, discusses the epidemiological stages of IBD and reviews how disease penetration through a population evolves over time.