Rheumatic problems occur with increased frequency in IBD patients

What other rheumatic problems occur with increased frequency in IBD patients?

• Achilles enthesitis/plantar fasciitis (enthesopathy)

• Granulomatous lesions of bones and joints

• Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (periostitis) with clubbing (5%)—more common in Crohn’s

• Psoas abscess or septic hip from fistula formation (Crohn’s disease)

• Osteoporosis and avascular necrosis secondary to medications (i.e., prednisone)

• Vasculitis

• Amyloidosis

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