Gastroenterology

Tuberculosis risk higher among health care workers with IBD

Health care workers with inflammatory bowel disease are at higher risk for tuberculosis infection compared with the general inflammatory bowel disease population, according to research presented in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
Charlotte Gagnière, of the department of gastroenterology at Henri Mondor University Hospital in Paris, and colleagues wrote that tuberculosis screening should be weighed in this population, particularly among patients treated with anti-TNF agents.
“Health care workers represent a subgroup of patients exposed to a substantial risk for acquiring

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