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IBD patients are at increased risk of stroke, especially ischemic cases

IBD patients are at increased risk of stroke, especially ischemic cases

The risk of stroke was significantly increased in all types of IBD. Analysis using siblings as a comparison group was consistent with the main findings and suggests that the increased risk of stroke may be independent of family-related factors.

Clinical significance

First author Jiangwei Sun, a postdoctoral fellow in the department, said: “Because of the increased risk of stroke in patients with IBD, screening and treatment of known risk factors for stroke may be more urgent in patients with IBD in order to prevent cardiovascular complications.” deadly.” Medical epidemiology and biostatistics.

“Our findings highlight the need for clinical vigilance regarding increased long-term risk of cerebrovascular events in patients with IBD,” adds recent author Jonas F Ludvigsson, professor at Karolinska Institutet and pediatrician at Örebro University Hospital.

The study was funded by FORTE.

Publishing

Long-term risk of stroke in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a population-based, sibling-controlled cohort study, 1969-2019.
Sun J, Halfvarson J, Appelros P, Bergman D, Ebrahimi F, Roelstraete B, Olén O, Ludvigsson J
Neuroscience 2023 Jun; ():

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