What are the rates of the most common extraintestinal complications inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2017
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Table 1, below, summarizes the rates of the most common extraintestinal complications in patients with IBD the United States and Europe.

Table 1. Common Extraintestinal Complications of IBD in US and Europe [54] (Open Table in a new window)

Complication

Prevalence

Scleritis

18%

Anterior uveitis

17%

Gall stones (particularly in Crohn disease)

13%-34%

Inflammatory arthritis

10%-35%

Anemia

9%-74%

Aphthous stomatitis

4%-20%

Osteoporosis

2%-20%

Erythema nodosum

2%-20%

Source:  Larson S, Bendtzen K, Nielsen OH. Extraintestinal manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease: epidemiology, diagnosis and management. Ann Med. 2010;42:97-114.


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