Research from Inform Diagnostics GI pathologists has again been highlighted on a popular
medical news website. Featured today on MDLinx.com, the article, “High
prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease in United States residents of
Indian ancestry,” was first published in
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
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.
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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