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Each entry opens with a number applied solely for indexing in this manual, not to be used for diagnostic coding, proceeds with the recommended diagnostic term and a concise definition of the disease, and closes with a list of synonyms; a few entries include an additional note, such as a comment on a need for further research for better definition of the disease. The entries are grouped in the conventional sequence of esophagus, stomach, and so on to the peritoneum and abdominal wall. Annex 1 covers infectious diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and includes taxonomic and epidemiologic information. Annex 3
Diseases of the Digestive System. Ann Intern Med. ;115:75. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-1-75_3
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