Gastroenterology

IBD prevalence in the UK significantly higher than previous estimates

In the United Kingdom, the prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease has increased significantly since 2000 and is expected to keep rising, according to study results presented at UEG Week.
Dominic King, of the University of Birmingham, and colleagues analyzed data from the Health Improvement Network — a primary care database of 750 general practices in the U.K. — to establish accurate data and determine the impact of IBD.
“Our study suggests that IBD prevalence is likely to rise substantially over the next decade,” King said in a press release. “As there is

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