Asia Pacific guidelines for management of IBD during Covid 19 pandemic published

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• Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE) Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Working Party guidelines on IBD management during Covid-19 pandemic is published in JGH open in June 2020.


 

• The experts concluded that most IBD therapies (with a few exceptions- steroid to be tapered <20 mg/day of prednisolone equivalent) can be continued safely.


 

• Social distancing and personal protective equipments should be strictly adhered.

• In person consultation and non-urgent procedures (endoscopic or surgical) should be minimized.


 

Ling KL, Hilmi I, Raja Ali RA, et al. Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE) Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Working Party guidelines on IBD management during the COVID-19 pandemic. JGH Open. 2020;4(3):320-323. Published 2020 Jun 5. doi:10.1002/jgh3.12362