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IBD often misdiagnosed

One in ten people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the UK might be misdiagnosed, according to researchers who followed 20,193 patients and 201,393 controls for a median of 5.2 years.

Diagnosing appendicitis

Appendicitis symptoms have many differential diagnoses but failing to spot the condition can have serious consequences. Alison Burton-Shepherd explains.

Acute diarrhoea

Diarrhoea is fairly complex in both its causation and definition. It is best defined medically in terms of frequency, consistency and either weight or volume within a 24-hour period: greater than three times per day and weighing more than 200g. However, p

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