Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Pneumococcal Disease

A new study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology highlights that the hazard risks for Invasive Pneumococcal Disease “within the first 6 months after Inflammatory Bowel Disease IBD diagnosis were significantly and more than threefold increased”

IBD news report that the researchers highlighted the recommendations on pneumococcal vaccination for this group but noted that the researcher, Kantsø stated “However, it is uncertain whether these recommendations are followed.”

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