"Update 15 March #COVID19 and #IBD. Due to the active communication of colleagues around the globe, we are now aware of several worldwide cases of #COVID19 in patients who have IBD, including one child. "
"Reports that the #IBD adults are in Italy, Austria and US (NJ), the child is in Madrid, Spain.The child has #Crohns receives Humira + 6MP. She presented with fever and cough, was not hospitalized, and is doing well.
I do not have more details on the adults yet. "
"It was expected that we would see #COVID19 affect our patients with #IBD, as it is affecting the general population too, and it is great that we have systems in place to capture and to learn from these cases in real time. The international collaboration is extraordinary."
"We still recommend that #IBD patients stay on their medical therapies and that staying in remission is best for them. There are active trials underway using some of the anti-cytokine therapies to treat #COVID19 (like anti-TNF and anti-IL6). Recs here: http://ioibd.org"
"Isolation, hand hygiene and vigilance are advised. This week (20 March) there will be an #IOIBD meeting (virtual of course) to review latest info and make additional recommendations. We will all update you then! Stay tuned, stay well. Best wishes. "
Source David T. Rubin, MD: https://twitter.com/ibdmd/status/1239377121446899713
Source MD in Spanish:https://twitter.com/flaviostein/status/1239226374126276611