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ECCO IBD Curriculum

11.4. Knows the circumstances in which patients should be screened for or immunised against infectious diseases before commencing therapy
Opportunistic Infections e-Coursee-Course
Year: 2015
Authors: Konstantinos Katsanos, Robin Dart & Klaartje Kok

This course is designed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists and other interdisciplinary medical experts interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). The intended result of this activity is increased competence, knowledge, performance and improved patient outcomes.

Upon completion of this activity learners will:

  • Identify patients at risk of opportunistic infections and understand the principles of screening for opportunistic infections
  • Understand the issues associated with vaccinating people at risk of opportunistic infections
  • Be familiar with the assessment and management of some of the more commonly encountered and serious opportunistic infections (HBV, TB, VZV, CMV etc.)
  • Understand requirements for people with IBD when travelling and returning from travel
  • Recognise the opportunistic infections which should be considered in acute flares of colitis

Anti-TNFEducational Audio Podcasts
Year: 2019
Authors: Christian Maaser
ThiopurinesEducational Audio Podcasts
Year: 2019
Authors: Pascal Juillerat
Vaccination and IBDEducational Audio Podcast
Year: 2019
Authors: Bram Verstockt
Managing complications associated with anti-TNF therapy15th IBD Intensive Advanced Course
Year: 2017
Authors: Ben-Horin S.
CMV, Concomitant infections, EBV, Hepatosplenic T cell lymphoma, IBD in the elderly, Immunisation, Vaccination, Lymphoma, Tuberculosis
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