On MDLinx.com: Miraca Research on IBD Highlighted

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 - 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.

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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