Tagged: IBD


C. difficile increases risk of death six-fold in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

News & events | 20 Apr 2011 | Tags: Clostridium difficile IBD inflammatory bowel disease

Patients admitted to hospital with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) face a sixfold greater risk of death if they become infected with Clostridium difficile, a new study has found. The researchers say IBD patients should be screened on admission to protect them from serious illness. IBD, consisting of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative …