Influenza immunization rates in children with inflammatory bowel disease are often low, but immunization did not result in increased adverse events or contacts with the health system, according to findings in a recently published study.
Eric I. Benchimol, MD, PhD, adjunct scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and principal investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, and colleagues examined health records for all children aged younger than 19 years with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Ontario between 1999 to 2009 and matched them to non-IBD controls. The researchers found 4,916 patients with IBD and 21,686 controls. Full Story »
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