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A lifelong battle: Crohn’s Disease increasingly prevalent in Malaysia and Singapore
 

A lifelong battle: Crohn’s Disease increasingly prevalent in Malaysia and Singapore

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Crohn’s Disease, part of a spectrum of diseases categorised as an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) was previously thought to be rare in Asia, but emerging data indicates rising incidence and prevalence of IBD as a whole in the region.
 
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1 Sep 2016 - General
 
Crohn's disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). What is alarming about this disease is that It can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract starting from the mouth to the anus. The disease does not have specific symptoms. Patients present with non specific abdominal pain, which can be quite debilitating, fever on and off, watery or blood and mucous diarrhoea and weight loss. So generally it takes some time for the diagnosis of Crohn's disease to be made after exclusio...
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I only really found out about Crohn's Disease from this article http://today.mims.com/topic/crohn-s-is-not-the-end-of-the-world--as-kathleen-baker-s-silver-medal-proves?country=malaysia&channel=gn-health-wellness about Kathleen Baker.

Being a chronic disease means that Crohn's requires accurate diagnosis and a constant review of the treatment and management. The fact that it affects young people makes it even more of a problem, as children may be seen as being difficult wh...
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