Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Venous Thromboembolism

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis are twice as likely to develop a DVT or PE than the general population, according to researchers in Denmark. This may help to further inform how VTE risk is calculated for patients, and for which patients thromboprophylaxis should be indicated.

Kappleman, M.D. Et al (2011) Thrombo-embolic risk among Danish children and adults with inflammatory bowel diseases: a population–based nationwide study. Gut. Doi 10.1136/gut.2011.228585

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