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