Inflammatory bowel disease in Kuwait.

  title={Inflammatory bowel disease in Kuwait.},
  author={Basil al-Nakib and Subha Radhakrishnan and Gary S. Jacob and H Al-Liddawi and A Al-Ruwaih},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={79 3},
Inflammatory bowel disease is considered to be rare or nonexistent in some Arab countries. During a period of 6 years, 91 patients with ulcerative colitis and 17 with Crohn's disease were seen for initial diagnosis in the Gastroenterology Department of Amiri Hospital, which serves 55% of the population of Kuwait. From this group, 43 patients with ulcerative colitis and 14 patients with Crohn's disease were followed up for an average of 30.9 months. In the remaining 51 patients, the diagnosis… CONTINUE READING


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