IBD: Coronavirus infection rate 'comparable to general population'

Large-scale testing for the virus by a US clinic is reassuring, researchers say

People with IBD do not seem to be at increased risk of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, results from California suggest.

Coronavirus swab test

Researchers report the results from more than 14,000 tests for the virus conducted on consecutive patients at Stanford University between 4 March and 14 April.

The proportion of people presenting for testing who had IBD was 1.2%, which was comparable to the 1.3% known prevalence of IBD in the US adult population, the researchers reported in Gastroenterology