Inflammatory bowel disease patients can be afflicted by various forms of arthritis from peripheral arthritis to ankylosing spondylitis and symmetrical polyarthritis. In this slideshow, we address identification, diagnosis and treatment for these complex cases.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease is associated with arthritis. Research suggests there could be a genetic component or the connection could be associated with an inflamed gut. Learn more here.
The gold standard for treating Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis may lie in anti-TNF and anti-integrins therapy, researchers report this week.
Persons who have chronic inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatologic disorders and inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), are at increased risk for fracture.