Key Points | Inflammatory Bowel Disease

<< Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Flares in the Emergency Department (Pharmacology CME)

Key Points

  • IBD is likely under-diagnosed. Some ED patients with chronic or nonspecific abdominal complaints may, in fact, have IBD.
  • IBD can and does present in children and teenagers.
  • IBD’s extraintestinal manifestations are common and can involve virtually any organ system. They may precede IBD’s gastrointestinal symptom onset.
  • IBD patients have a heightened risk of thromboembolic disease.

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