What are the treatment options for human leukocyte antigen (HLA) B27–associated inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

Updated: Oct 30, 2018
  • Author: Anna Luisa Di Lorenzo, MBBCh; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Treatment should be directed at the underlying inflammatory bowel disease. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can effectively treat the joint symptoms. Glucocorticoids, which are used for the control of colitis and extraintestinal manifestations, including uveitis, also may suppress the arthritis. Physical therapy is beneficial for posture maintenance in spondylitis and for prevention of contractures in peripheral arthritis.


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