P211 Positivity of stool sampling for enteric pathogens during inflammatory bowel disease flares in paediatric patients and its impact on disease outcomes
P. Melnik, M. Matar, R. Shamir, A. Assa
Institute of Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Diseases, The Schneider Children’s Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel
Enteric infections due to
Patients’ records were retrospectively searched for disease flares in which stool samples were collected. Each patient with a positive sample was matched with a patient with IBD flares and negative sample in order to analyse 1-year outcomes following sampling.
A total of 618 paediatric patients with IBD (Crohn’s disease,
Clostridium difficile and Campylobacter jejuni are the most common enteric infections among paediatric patients with IBD but only clostridial infection results in a more severe disease course within 12 months of infection.