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The number of new cases of IPSID had decreased dramatically in Iran . Improved sanitation and reduced infections in early childhood might be involved .

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IPSID had been almost eliminated in Iran .

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IPSID once was a common cause of malabsobrtion and chronic diarrhea in middle EAST seems to be reduced in number . This could be the effect of primary health care in Iran which was established 33 years in Iran while the country was suffering form a devastating war.

Kamran Lankarani
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

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This page is a summary of: Changing epidemiology of IPSID in Southern Iran, Gut, February 2005, BMJ, DOI: 10.1136/gut.2004.050526.
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