On Healio.com: US residents with Indian ethnicity had greater risk for IBD

Research by Inform Diagnostics’ GI pathologists was highlighted on the Healio.com website:

Robert M. Genta, MD, FACG - Chief of Academic Affairs

Robert M. Genta, MD, FACG

People with ancestry in the Indian subcontinent living in the United States had the greatest risk for all types of inflammatory bowel disease compared with other ethnicities in the US, according to new research data.

“Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is reportedly rare in both Eastern (China, Korea, Japan) and Southern Asia (the Indian Subcontinent),” Robert M. Genta, MD, of the Inform Diagnostics Research Institute, Texas, toldHealio.com/Gastroenterology.

To address the validity of this reported rarity, Genta and colleagues estimated the prevalence of IBD among different ethnicities. Using a national pathology database they identified individuals throughout the US who had colonoscopy with ileocolonic biopsies evaluated and reported from 2008 through 2013. They determined and compared the prevalence of ulcerative colitis (UC), Crohn’s disease (CD) and indeterminate colitis (IC) in each group, including Indian, East Asian, Hispanic, Jewish and others (Caucasians and African Americans)…

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