Recent Advances in Crohn’s Disease

Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Crohn’s Disease, Noordwijk/Leiden, 25–28 June 1980

  • A. S. Peña
  • Irene T. Weterman
  • C. C. Booth
  • W. Strober

Part of the Developments in Gastroenterology book series (DIGA, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Definition and Assessment of Activity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. F. T. De Dombal
      Pages 3-6
    3. P. A. M. Van Hees, Ph. Van Elteren, H. J. J. Van Lier, J. H. M. Van Tongeren
      Pages 17-21
    4. A. S. Peña, Irene T. Weterman, C. C. Booth, W. Strober
      Pages 22-24
    5. A. C. Douwes, J. Fernandes, M. Van Caillie
      Pages 30-33
    6. A. S. Peña, Irene T. Weterman, C. C. Booth, W. Strober
      Pages 38-38
    7. S. C. Truelove
      Pages 39-39
  3. Morphological Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-42
    2. A. S. Peña, Irene T. Weterman, C. C. Booth, W. Strober
      Pages 59-61
    3. J. H. Yardley, S. R. Hamilton
      Pages 62-66
    4. A. S. Peña, Irene T. Weterman, C. C. Booth, W. Strober
      Pages 67-69
    5. T. J. Chambers, B. C. Morson
      Pages 70-75

About this book


The study of disease entities as complex as Crohn's dis­ ease will increasingly require comprehensive knowledge of formerly unrelated areas of the medical sciences. To promote this broad approach, a conference was organized in which geneticists, morphologists, immunologists, and virologists participated as well as clinicians whose work is focused on Crohn's disease. Ample time was given to the presentation of major new findings in each of these areas, and comments were given by the participants in the various sections. This approach yielded many new ideas, because indiv iduals with very different backgrounds were able to address old problems from fresh angles. This volume, published in January, 1981, contains the papers presented dur ing the wor kshop held in June, 1980, in Noordwijk/Leiden, The Netherlands. In addition, we have in­ cluded the extensive discussions, edited by experts in the field, which followed each presentation. Finally, each main category is followed by a summary of the topic covered as well as many valuable conclusions concerning the significance of recent work and ideas for new directions in research. In the Preface, J.B. Kirsner gives a comprehensive review of the material, and in an Afterword A.J.Ch. Haex deals with a num­ ber of other aspects. We believe that this volume will be of value to a wide spectrum of scientists and clinicians and that it will help to establ ish the mul tid isciplinary approach to Crohn' s dis­ ease as the one that should predominate in the future.


assessment cytogenetics epidemiology genetics immunology treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • A. S. Peña
    • 1
  • Irene T. Weterman
    • 1
  • C. C. Booth
    • 2
  • W. Strober
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyState University of LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Clinical Research CentreHarrowUK
  3. 3.National Institutes of HealthNational Cancer InstituteBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-8275-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-8273-4
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