Rheumatological Manifestations of Crohn’s Disease
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)
The correlation between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and articular involvement has long been well known, but a nosographic classification was proposed only in the early 1970s, when two clinical forms of chronic intestinal inflammation were identified: Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). Both conditions were considered to be responsible for the peculiar forms of arthritis seen in a subset of patients with seronegative spondyloarthritides (SnSp) (Fig. 18.1) . Numerous clinical and experimental findings subsequently drew strong attention to the enormous relevance of the relationship between IBD and either axial or peripheral articular inflammations [2,3].
KeywordsInflammatory Bowel Disease Ankylose Spondylitis Sacroiliac Joint Joint Involvement Intestinal Disease
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