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AGA Publishes Clinical Practice Guidelines for Patients with IBD During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Updates from the International Registry

 

The registry now has data on 457 patient with IBD (Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis).  I will update with more detail later this week but the overall picture is as noted below.

 

Outpatient only (n, %)

Hospitalized (n, %)

ICU (n, %)

Ventilator (n, %)

Death (n, %)

457

318

70%

138

30%

18

4%

17

4%

15

31

7%

                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The American Gastroenterological Association has a Clinical Guideline for Mangaement of IBD Patient During the COVID-19 Pandemic summarized below.

 

AGA Clinical Practice Update on Management of  Inflammatory bowel disease During the COVID-19 Pandemic  Expert Commentary:  To appear in the  journal Gastroenterology

 

 

 

 

However I advise all patients on more than one immunosuppressing medication and/or steroids to speak to there doctors about their dosages.  Call your doctor immediately if you have any upper respiratory symptoms or fever.

 

Please remember to wear a face mask when going out, wash your hands follow CDC guidelines regarding handwashing and practice social distancing.

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