Fast Five Quiz: Can You Properly Identify Ulcerative Colitis and Initiate Best Treatment?

Marc D. Basson, MD, PhD, MBA


December 02, 2014

Cholelithiasis may occur in anyone but is more common in patients with Crohn disease and inflammation of the terminal ileum, which interferes with the enterohepatic circulation. Ulcerative colitis is associated with various extracolonic manifestations. These include uveitis, pyoderma gangrenosum, pleuritis, erythema nodosum, ankylosing spondylitis, and spondyloarthropathies. Reportedly, 6.2% of patients with IBD have a major extraintestinal manifestation. Uveitis is the most common, with an incidence of 3.8%, followed by primary sclerosing cholangitis at 3%, ankylosing spondylitis at 2.7%, erythema nodosum at 1.9%, and pyoderma gangrenosum at 1.2%.

For more on the presentation of ulcerative colitis, read here.


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