Association between inflammatory bowel disease gene 5 (IBD5) and interleukin-23 receptor (IL23R) genetic polymorphisms in Malaysian patients with Crohns disease

Journal of Digestive Diseases, 06/08/2012

There is a strong association between both inflammatory bowel disease (IBD 5) locus variants but not the IL23R gene variant with Crohn's disease (CD) in the Malaysian population. The IBD5 locus variants were highest in the Indians, which may explain the increased susceptibility of the disease in this particular ethnic group.

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