IBD patients at risk of complications after colonoscopy


eMediNexus    13 November 2017

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease IBD have significantly higher unplanned visit rates after colonoscopy than those who do not have IBD says a study presented November 10 2017 at the Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases meeting in Orlando. Patients of Crohn s disease were 7 times more likely to have Clostridium difficile infection while the risk of C. difficile infection was 13 times higher in patients with ulcerative colitis.

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