Study Finds Link Between Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Neoplastic Lesions of the Uterine Cervix

Study Finds Link Between Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Neoplastic Lesions of the Uterine Cervix
shutterstock_221326504According to a recent population-based study, there is a 2-way association between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), particularly Crohn’s disease, and neoplastic lesions of the uterine cervix. The findings also showed that these associations are not explained by differences in screening activity. The study is published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. "Our research shows that patients with IBD, specifically Crohn's disease, are at increased risk for developing cervical cancer, even when undergoing the recommended screening," said study author Professor Tine Jess, MD, from Statens Serum Institut in Denmark in a recent news release. "These findings provide an important reminder for IBD patients, and their physicians, to follow the recommended screening guidelines for cervical cancer," he added. In the study titled “Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cervical Neoplasia: A Population-Based Nationwide Cohort Study,” Tine Jess, MD and co-workers examined the risk of cervical neoplasia (dysplasi
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