TABLE 1.

Clinical characteristics of patients studied

CharacteristicCD patientsUC patientsSlc patientsIBS patientsControlsIBD patients on antibiotics
No. of females/no. of males9/1111/98/1214/613/76/4
Mean age (yr)32.544.437.347.846.239.1
No. of patients receiving:
    5-ASA therapy5168
    Prednisolone1288