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Copyright ©The Author(s) 2015.
World J Gastroenterol. Apr 21, 2015; 21(15): 4457-4465
Published online Apr 21, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i15.4457
Table 4 Health issues potentially addressed by primary care physicians
Management of non-IBD related illnesses
Monitoring/treating IBD related compilations
Iron deficiency
Cardiovascular disease
Preventative medicine
Pap smears
Quit smoking
Skin checks (associated non-melanoma skin cancer risk with thiopurine use)
Addressing psychosocial confounding factors
Sexual health
Reproductive health
Psychological health
Medication compliance
Prompt recognition of IBD relapse and/or acute severe colitis