Does the extent and activity of IBD correlate with the activity of the peripheral inflammatory arthritis

Does the extent and activity of IBD correlate with the activity of the peripheral inflammatory arthritis? 

Patients with UC and CD are more likely to develop a peripheral arthritis if the colon is extensively involved. In patients with type 1 arthritis, most arthritic attacks occur during the first few years following onset of the bowel disease, but late occurrences also occur.

The episodes coincide with flares of bowel disease in 60% to 80% of patients. The arthritis may precede symptoms of IBD in up to 30% of cases, especially in children with CD. Consequently, lack of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms and even a negative stool guaiac test do not exclude the possibility of occult CD in a patient who presents with a characteristic arthritis.

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