Asia Pacific Consensus Statements on Crohn's disease. Part 1: Definition, diagnosis, and epidemiology: (Asia Pacific Crohn's Disease Consensus-Part 1)

Choon Jin Ooi, Govind K Makharia, Ida Hilmi, Peter R. Gibson, Kwong Ming Fock, Vineet Ahuja, Khoon Lin Ling, Wee Chian Lim, Kelvin T. Thia, Shu-chen Wei, Wai Keung Leung, Poh Koon Koh, Richard B. Gearry, Khean Lee Goh, Qin Ouyang, Jose Sollano, Sathaporn Manatsathit, H. Janaka de Silva, Rungsun Rerknimitr, Pises PisespongsaMuhamad Radzi Abu Hassan, Joseph J Y Sung, Toshifumi Hibi, Christopher C.M. Boey, Neil Moran, Rupert Wing Loong Leong, on behalf of the Asia Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE) Working Group on Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Abstract

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) was previously thought to be rare in Asia, but emerging data indicate rising incidence and prevalence of IBD in the region. The Asia Pacific Working Group on Inflammatory Bowel Disease was established in Cebu, Philippines, at the Asia Pacific Digestive Week conference in 2006 under the auspices of the Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology with the goal of developing best management practices, coordinating research, and raising awareness of IBD in the region. The consensus group previously published recommendations for the diagnosis and management of ulcerative colitis with specific relevance to the Asia-Pacific region. The present consensus statements were developed following a similar process to address the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of Crohn's disease. The goals of these statements are to pool the pertinent literature specifically highlighting relevant data and conditions in the Asia-Pacific region relating to the economy, health systems, background infectious diseases, differential diagnoses, and treatment availability. It does not intend to be all comprehensive and future revisions are likely to be required in this ever-changing field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-55
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • Consensus
  • Crohn
  • Definition
  • Diagnosis
  • Epidemiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Guidelines
  • IBD
  • Incidence
  • Investigation

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