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Race, ethnicity affect epidemiology and management of inflammatory bowel diseases


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Gastroenterology
Reuters Health - 03/11/2020 - The epidemiology and management of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) in the United States differ by race and ethnicity, according to a new review. "We recognize that disparities exist among patients of different races and ethnicities with IBD," Dr. Edward L. Barnes of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill told Reuters Health by email. "To promote health equity among patients with IBD of different races and ethnicities, it will be critical to address the multiple underlying factors that drive these differences in care and outcomes." Disease location and phenotype differ by ethnicity, Dr. Barnes and colleagues note in Gastroenterology. Crohn's disease (CD), for example, has a more extensive distribution of intestinal inflammation among African American, Hispanic and Asian patients than among white patients, whereas extensive ulcerative colitis (UC) is less common among Asian patients than among white patients. Different I...


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