Approach and Management of Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B and C During the Course of Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Coban S., Kekilli M., KÖKLÜ S.

INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES, vol.20, no.11, pp.2142-2150, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/mib.0000000000000126
  • Journal Name: INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2142-2150

Abstract

Inflammatory bowel disease and chronic viral hepatitis are 2 distinct but common conditions throughout the world. Mostly, both need lifelong follow-up. Since immunosuppressive drugs remain corner stones of inflammatory bowel disease management, one should be aware of the concomitant presence of chronic viral hepatitis in such patients to prevent serious (even fatal) outcomes. Recently, new treatment options have become available in the treatment of both inflammatory bowel disease and chronic viral hepatitis. In this review, we have discussed and summarized current treatment and follow-up strategies for those 2 important public health issues in light of available literature.