I remember being flummoxed as a first-year gastroenterology fellow when we had an elderly patient on service with abdominal pain and weight loss who ended up diagnosed with ileocolonic Crohn’s disease. Our “IBD antennae” are often finely tuned when we see a patient in their late teens or 20s with such symptoms, but maybe not so much in an octogenarian. Indeed, in a recent update of the inception cohorts of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in Olmsted County, Minnesota, we had noted that two-thirds of Crohn’s disease patients and about 60% of ulcerative

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