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Dig Dis Sci. 2016 Aug;61(8):2205-16. doi: 10.1007/s10620-016-4146-x. Epub 2016 Apr 9.

Preventative Care in the Patient with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: What Is New?

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1
Internal Medicine Resident, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, 02118, USA.
2
Section of Gastroenterology, Boston Medical Center, Moakley Building 2nd Floor, 830 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, 02118, USA.
3
Section of Gastroenterology, Boston Medical Center, Moakley Building 2nd Floor, 830 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, 02118, USA. Sharmeel.wasan@bmc.org.

Abstract

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) do not receive routine preventative care at the same rate as general medical patients. This patient population is at increased risk of vaccine preventable illness such as influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia. This review will discuss health maintenance needs and preventative care issues in patients with IBD.

KEYWORDS:

Health maintenance; IBD patient; Immunization; Immunosuppressed; Vaccination

PMID:
27061291
DOI:
10.1007/s10620-016-4146-x
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