Epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease in South America: A systematic review
Sriharan Selvaratnam, Santiago Gullino, Lisa Shim, Eric Lee, Alice Lee, Sudarshan Paramsothy, Rupert W Leong, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Macquarie University Hospital, Sydney 2109, New South Wales, Australia
Author contributions: Selvaratnam S, Gullino S and Leong RW contributed to the conception and design of the study; Selvaratnam S conducted the systematic review, data extraction and manuscript production; Gullino S assisted with independent review of search results; Shim L, Lee E, Lee A, Paramsothy S and Leong RW provided expert opinion and approved the final manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Rupert W Leong, AGAF, FRACP, MBBS, MD, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Macquarie University Hospital, 3 Technology Place, Sydney 2109, New South Wales, Australia. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: October 18, 2019
Peer-review started: October 18, 2019
First decision: November 22, 2019
Revised: December 2, 2019
Accepted: December 13, 2019
Article in press: December 13, 2019
Published online: December 21, 2019