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2021 Dec 01

Am J Gastroenterol


Suppl 1

P055 Sociodemographic Differences in Fecal Enteropathogen Testing Patterns in Adults Hospitalized for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Flares.


Tse C S, Andrea S, Elfanagely Y, Tanzer J, Rupawala A
Am J Gastroenterol. 2021 Dec 01; 116(Suppl 1):S14.
PMID: 35006182.


Adults with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have increased risks for gastrointestinal infections. Single-center studies in Michigan and New York report 17-31% positive enteropathogen tests in patients with symptomatic IBD. Population-based studies are lacking, particularly on factors that determine who undergo testing. Health inequities may exist in the care of patients with IBD where certain groups systematically experience social and/or economic disparities. We aim to assess sociodemographic and healthcare factors associated with enteropathogen testing of hospitalized IBD patients.