Inflammatory bowel disease prevalence up to 5 pc from 0.1 pc in 2006: Lancet Study

New Delhi, Aug 4 (PTI) Prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has increased to more than 5 per cent compared to 0.1 per cent in 2006, new Telangana-based research published in The Lancet Regional Health-Southeast Asia journal said.

IBD accounted for more than 5 per cent of patients presenting lower gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal chronic pain, bowel habit changes and chronic diarrhoea, the study conducted by the IBD Center of the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology (AIG), Hyderabad, found.

The figure of 5 per cent remained unchanged between urban and rural populations, the researchers said, after evaluating nearly 31,000 patients displaying lower gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms from March, 2020 to May, 2022.


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