Categorized: Abstracts & Presentations, Gastroenterology
Low Prevalence of Microscopic Colitis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Americans of East Asian Ancestry
East Asian countries have historically reported low incidences of microscopic colitis and inflammatory bowel disease (1); however, it is unclear whether these data reflect genetic or environmental factors or are the result of different diagnostic criteria among physicians and pathologists.
This question could be answered, at least in part, by comparing the prevalence of microscopic colitis (lymphocytic and collagenous) and IBD (ulcerative colitis, UC, and Crohn disease, CD) in patients of East Asian ancestry who live in the United States and have had colonoscopies in the United States to a group of non-Asian U.S. patients.
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