Extraintestinal Manifestations of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Focus on the Musculoskeletal, Dermatologic, and Ocular Manifestations

Paul E. Evans, MD; Darrell S. Pardi, MD


March 19, 2007


Extraintestinal manifestations of IBD are important to consider in the management of patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. They are most commonly associated with active bowel disease, but can also occur prior to bowel disease or during periods of remission. Although management typically involves control of the active disease, there are treatment options for those patients who continue to be symptomatic despite treatment of their bowel disease. A multispecialty approach to the care of these patients can be helpful in optimizing management.


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