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Incidence and prevalence of ulcerative colitis in Punjab, North India
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    Reply to Dr Andrew et al .
    • Ajit Sood, Doctor
    • Other Contributors:
      • V Midha, N Sood, A S Bhatia, and G Avasthi

    Dear Editor

    We wish to thank Dr Andrew et al . for their comments.[1]

    Their contention that we did not report data on the incidence of Crohn's disease is because of difficulty in ascertaining the diagnosis. This is all the more difficult in countries where tuberculosis is very common and has to be excluded/treated before diagnosis of crohn's disease is acceptable. However,we agree that there is a need t...

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    Incidence and prevalence of ulcerative colitis in Punjab, North India
    • Andrew Sawczenko, Paediatric Gastroenterologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Dr Chris Probert, Prof Bhupinder Sandhu

    Dear Editor

    Sood et al[1] are to be congratulated on their prospective study to determine the incidence and prevalence of ulcerative colitis in the Punjab region of India. Their study shows that ulcerative colitis may not be as rare in the Asian sub-continent as was once believed.

    We have previously reported ethnic IBD incidence data from a prospective study of over 13 million children, aged less...

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