What are the symptoms of arthritis in patients with pediatric Crohn disease?

Updated: Oct 23, 2018
  • Author: Andrew B Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Arthritis is the most common extraintestinal manifestation in children and adolescents (7-25% of pediatric patients). The arthritis is usually transient, nondeforming, asymmetric in distribution, and involves the large joints of the lower extremities. In adults, the arthritis occurs when the disease is active, but in children, the arthritis may occur years before any GI symptoms develop.


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