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Incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Gampaha district: details of the Sri Lankan component of the Asia-Pacific Crohn’s and Colitis Epidemiology Study

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A Kasturiratne ,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, LK
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MNF Mufeena,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, LK
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KCD Mettananda,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, LK
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N Fernandopulle,

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, LK
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S Rajindrajith,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, LK
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PR Waraketiya,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, LK
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SK Weerasinghe,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, LK
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A Ranaweera,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, LK
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SJ de S Hewavisenthi,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, LK
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AP de Silva,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, LK
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HJ de Silva

Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, LK
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Abstract

The aim of this report is to provide details of the methodology and results of the Sri Lankan component of the Asia-Pacific Crohn’s and Colitis Epidemiology Study. Fourteen state and private hospitals with specialist services in the Gampaha and Colombo districts were kept under surveillance over a 12 month period to recruit patients with newly diagnosed Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) who were permanent residents of the Gampaha district. Thirty five cases (ulcerative colitis-21, Crohn’s disease-13, IBD-undetermined-1) were detected, giving a crude annual IBD incidence of 1.59 per 100,000 population.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v59i1.6734

Ceylon Medical Journal 2014; 59: 16-18

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v59i1.6734
How to Cite: Kasturiratne, A., Mufeena, M., Mettananda, K., Fernandopulle, N., Rajindrajith, S., Waraketiya, P., Weerasinghe, S., Ranaweera, A., Hewavisenthi, S. de S., de Silva, A. and de Silva, H., 2014. Incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Gampaha district: details of the Sri Lankan component of the Asia-Pacific Crohn’s and Colitis Epidemiology Study. Ceylon Medical Journal, 59(1), pp.16–18. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v59i1.6734
Published on 25 Mar 2014.
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