Purpose: In previous studies the NFKBIA 3′UTR (untranslated region) AA genotype was associated with Crohn's disease (CD), while the NFKB1-94ins/delATTG mutation increased the risk for ulcerative colitis (UC). The aim of our study was to investigate these two polymorphisms and patients' response to medical therapy and/or disease phenotype in Hungarian inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. Methods: NFKBIA 3′UTR- and NFKB1-94ins/delATTG polymorphisms were investigated in 415 unrelated IBD patients (CD: 266 patients, mean age 35.2 ± 12.1 years, duration 8.7 ± 7.5 years; UC patients: 149, mean age 44.4 ± 15.4 years, duration 10.7 ± 8.9 years) and 149 controls by PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis. Detailed clinical phenotypes were determined by reviewing the medical charts. Results The NFKBIA 3′UTR and NFKB1-94ins/delATTG genotypes and allele frequencies were not significantly different among IBD and controls. In patients with UC, the 3′UTR GG genotype was associated with extensive colitis (55.3 vs. 29.4%, odds ratio 2.97, 95% confidence interval 1.45-6.08). The presence of variant alleles did not predict response to steroids, infliximab, or need for surgery. Conclusions: The NFKBIA 3′UTR GG genotype was associated with an increased risk for extensive colitis in Hungarian patients. In contrast, variant alleles did not predict response to medical therapy or need for surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-359
Number of pages9
JournalDigestive Diseases and Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - febr. 1 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Gastroenterology

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