IBD COVID Resources

IBD Resources


  • It is believed that IBD Patients who are not flaring do not carry an increased risk with complications, or are susceptible to, COVID-19
  • Receiving immunosuppressant medications does not increase the risk of contracting COVID-19
  • Access to Physicians for questions about your health has increased with telehealth


  • Increased personal and financial stress
  • Patients receiving an infusion in an infusion center creates a risk of exposure
  • Stress related to accessing medications and “safe” foods

Views of patients with inflammatory bowel disease on the COVID-19 pandemic: a global survey (The Lancet)
Ferdinando D’Amico, Jean-François Rahier, Salvo Leone, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Silvio Danese
May 13, 2020

Expression of SARS-CoV-2 Entry Molecules ACE2 and TMPPodcasts2 in the Gut of Patients With IBD
Burgueño JF, Reich A, Hazime H, Quintero MA, Fernandez I, Fritsch J, Santander AM, Brito N, Damas OM, Deshpande A, Kerman DH, Zhang L, Gao Z, Ban Y, Wang L, Pignac-Kobinger J, Abreu MT
May 12, 2020


IBD Treatment and COVID-19 (webinar slides)

– IBD Risk Grid
– IBD Medication Therapy and Risk
– Reliable IBD References to stay up to date

Rajeev Jain, MD, AGAF, David T. Rubin, MD, AGAF, Russell D. Cohen, MD, AGAF
April 17, 2020


Management of Patients with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results of an International Meeting

IBD Patient Management Grid

David T. Rubin, Maria T. Abreu, Victoria Rai, Corey A. Siegel, on behalf of the International Organization for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
April 6, 2020

So You Have IBD During a Pandemic
Tiffany Taft, Psy.D.
March 22, 2020

Coronavirus and IBD Reporting Database
Michael D. Kappelman, MD, MPH, Erica J. Brenner, MD, Jean-Frederic Colombel, MD, Ryan Ungaro, MD, MS
March 2020

Treatment De-Escalation in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Amanda Israel, MD, Katia El Jurdi, MD, David T. Rubin, MD
June 2019


American Gastroenterological Association, Gastroenterology: gastrojournal.org/content/covid19
Twitter – twitter.com/ibdtweets, twitter.com/ibdmd
Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2019 Jun; 15(6): 335–341.
American Gastroenterological Association webinar “IBS Treatment and COVID-19” April 17, 2020
Crohn’s and Colitis UK. Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice. CrohnsandColitis.org.uk March 13, 2020.

Last updated on May 15, 2020