Increased risk of pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia among patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Long2013IncreasedRO,
  title={Increased risk of pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia among patients with inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Millie D. Long and Francis A Farraye and Philip N. Okafor and Christopher F. Martin and Robert S. Sandler and Michael D. Kappelman},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={
          1018-24
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may be at increased risk for pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PCP). Our aims were (1) to determine the incidence and relative risk of PCP in IBD and (2) to describe medication exposures in patients with IBD with PCP. METHODS We performed a retrospective cohort study and a case series using administrative data from IMS Health Inc, LifeLink Health Plan Claims Database. In the cohort, patients with IBD were matched to 4 individuals with… CONTINUE READING

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