Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease More Likely to Develop Influenza, Study Shows

Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease More Likely to Develop Influenza, Study Shows
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are more likely to develop influenza compared to people without IBD, a study shows. The study, “Increased Risk of Influenza and Influenza-Related Complications Among 140,480 Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease,” was published in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Patients with autoimmune diseases (conditions in which the immune system attacks the body’s own tissue) tend to have a higher risk of viral infections, some of which may be preventable. But there is limited data avail
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