The diagnosis and management of elderly patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be very challenging, even to experienced clinicians. These tasks can be further complicated by a series of misconceptions that can impact appropriate use of therapies. This column attempts to correct such misconceptions by reviewing the published literature.
Abstract: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is often treated with biologics and immunomodulators, which can place elderly IBD patients at risk for serious and opportunistic infections. […]