Risk of inflammatory bowel disease in patients with MPNs

The MPN Hub which launched earlier this year is “an open-access online resource, dedicated to providing balanced, credible, and up-to-date medical education in MPN.  It shares new data, evidence-based articles, therapy approvals, expert opinions, and international congress coverage to treatment teams and researchers around the world.”

MPN Hub has just posted recent research from a Danish nationwide cohort study which suggests that MPN patients are at higher risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

“The findings from this study suggest that patients with MPN are at a greater than 2-fold higher risk of developing IBD and are 40% more likely to have a prior IBD diagnosis when compared with matched controls. This association might be explained by a shared pathomechanism. Therefore, the increased IBD risk should be kept in mind when evaluating abdominal symptoms in patients with MPN; while, in IBD patients, persistent leukocytosis and thrombocytosis may indicate concomitant MPN.” MPN Hub.

The full article and journal reference are available HERE



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