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Feb 27, 2015

Elderly On-Set IBD Patients and Corticosteroids

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator, @kanaazpereira

Edward Loftus Jr., M. D., discusses a recently published article in The American Journal of Gastroenterology that looks at older, on-set inflammatory bowel disease patients with evidence of serious infections.

The study concludes that elderly patients with IBD that take corticosteroids are two to three times more likely to develop an infection that is serious enough to require hospitalization.

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Dr. Loftus is a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic.

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