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Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Containing dedicated Learning Zones, guidelines, trials and news for related conditions in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
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Last updated: 18th Jan 2021

Gastroenterology is a branch of medicine that deals with normal function and diseases that affect the digestive tract, from mouth to anus and includes hepatology involving the study of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and biliary tree.

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Gastroenterology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such gastrointestinal disorders including acute hepatic porphyria, bowel disorders including inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, as well as Coeliac disease, hepatitis and pancreatic disorders or transplantation.