Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) are commonly associated with rheumatic diseases of the joints. Sixty-five patients are selected during a 5-year study period. All Patients were analyzed with clinical, laboratory and radiographic exams. 38 patients had ulcerative colitis (mean age 42.1 years range:19-75) and 27 patients had Crohn's disease (CD) (mean age 37.2 years, range: 17-64 years). Arthritis occurred in 11 patients (17%): 7 with UC (18.4%) and 4 CD (14.8%). The mean age of patients with arthritis was 35 and mean disease duration of pain and limitation symptoms was 28 months. In 9 patients, arthritis appeared after the onset of bowel symptoms with mean duration of 20 months in UC and 24 months in CD; in two patients, arthritis preceded the onset of bowel symptoms some months before. The objective of this article is to establish to the incidence and clinical characteristics of arthritis in a group of patients suffering from CD and UC.
Tomasello, G., Geraci, A., Sanfilippo, A., Damiani, P., Termine, S., Maritano, R., et al. (2010). RHEUMATIC PATHOLOGIES IN SUBJECTS WITH INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE. CAPSULA EBURNEA(5(24)), 142-146.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Titolo:||RHEUMATIC PATHOLOGIES IN SUBJECTS WITH INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE|
|Citazione:||Tomasello, G., Geraci, A., Sanfilippo, A., Damiani, P., Termine, S., Maritano, R., et al. (2010). RHEUMATIC PATHOLOGIES IN SUBJECTS WITH INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE. CAPSULA EBURNEA(5(24)), 142-146.|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3269/1970-5492.2010.5.24|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.01 Articolo in rivista|