Extraintestinal manifestations of idiopathic ulcerative colitis in northwestern India

Indian J Gastroenterol. May-Jun 2004;23(3):89-90.

Abstract

Objective: To determine the frequency of extraintestinal manifestations in patients with idiopathic ulcerative colitis.

Methods: 46 patients underwent detailed clinical, biochemical and radiological evaluation.

Results: One patient (2%) had peripheral arthritis and two patients (4%) had ocular involvement in the form of anterior uveitis. No patient had mucocutaneous, vascular, or hepatobiliary manifestations, or sacroiliitis.

Conclusions: The frequency of extraintestinal manifestations in patients with IUC in northwestern India is low.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Colitis, Ulcerative / complications
  • Colitis, Ulcerative / epidemiology*
  • Colitis, Ulcerative / physiopathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • India / epidemiology
  • Joint Diseases / etiology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence