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"Risk For EoE Higher in Patients with IBD, and Vice Versa" - Alex Young

  • Healio: Gastroenterology
  • New York, NY
  • (March 29, 2019)

Eosinophilic esophagitis and inflammatory bowel disease have a connection in which patients with one are at higher risk for the other, according to research published in Gut. Researchers conducted a prospective cohort analysis using the Truven MarketScan database from 2009 to 2016 to define the epidemiology and clinical implications of concurrent EoE and IBD diagnoses. “EoE and IBD are both chronic, often progressive, immune-mediated diseases of the luminal GI tract, with complex pathogeneses that implicate environmental factors, aberrant host immune responses and likely microbial factors, interacting on a background of genetic proclivity,” said author of the study, Jean-Frederic Colombel, MD, director of the Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Clinical Center at Mount Sinai. 

— Jean-Frédéric Colombel, MD, Professor, Medicine, Gastroenterology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Clinical Center at Mount Sinai

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