What should be included in the physical exam of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2017
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Growth retardation may be the only presenting sign of IBD in young patients. The physical examination should also include a search for extraintestinal manifestations, such as iritis, episcleritis, arthritis, and dermatologic involvement. (see Complications.)


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