Genetic analysis is helpful for the diagnosis of small bowel ulceration
Junji Umeno, Atsushi Hirano, Yuta Fuyuno, Motohiro Esaki, Department of Medicine and Clinical Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Fukuoka 812-8582, Japan
Takayuki Matsumoto, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Iwate Medical University, Morioka, Iwate 020-8505, Japan
Motohiro Esaki, Department of Endoscopic Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Saga University Hospital, Saga 849-8501, Japan
Author contributions: Umeno J and Hirano A wrote this letter; Matsumoto T, Fuyuno Y and Esaki M revised the letter.
Supported by the Practical Research Project for Rare/Intractable Diseases from Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED), No. 15ek0109053h0002; and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) KAKENHI, No. 25460953.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None declared.
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Correspondence to: Junji Umeno, MD, PhD, Doctor, Department of Medicine and Clinical Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Maidashi 3-1-1, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8582, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: May 17, 2018
Peer-review started: May 18, 2018
First decision: June 4, 2018
Revised: June 7, 2018
Accepted: June 22, 2018
Article in press: June 22, 2018
Published online: July 28, 2018