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The Role of General Practitioners in Early Detection of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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As its name suggests, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which encompasses ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, involves chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. IBD is a common disease in the West, afflicting more than 5 million people.2 Although IBD is still rare in Southeast Asia, the incidence appears to be on the rise in Malaysia, with a rate of 0.67 per 100,000 population.3 It is noteworthy that early detection and management of IBD can reduce a significant amount of pain and stress for patients. Thus, general practitioners (GPs), who are experts trained to work in the front line of a healthcare system, play a vital role in reducing the burden of IBD through immediate referral of suspected IBD patients for specialist investigations.

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