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New recommendations for IBD patient during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Summarized from the International Organization for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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  • IBD patients do not seem to be at any increased risk of contracting the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 pandemic, compared to people without IBD.
  • In general, it is recommended in patients who are asymptomatic and at lower risk for COVID-19, to continue their current medications for IBD. The exception to this is of prednisone (see below).
  • Taking prednisone at doses of greater than 20mg daily may be linked to a higher risk of contracting and having more serious infection with COVID-19. Speak to your doctor right away if you can taper off these medications (do not discontinue yourself as this can be dangerous to do so)
  • If you do develop COVID-19 infection, certain IBD medications including certain biologic drugs (injections/infusions) may need to be held for at least 14 days or until you recover and/or test negative for the corona virus. Speak to your gastroenterologist immediately if you do test positive or develop symptoms of a cough, fever, sore throat or shortness of breath.


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June 20, 2020
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