[Tenosynovitis of the ankles as onset of sarcoidosis in a patient with ulcerative colitis]

Reumatismo. 2005 Jul-Sep;57(3):197-200. doi: 10.4081/reumatismo.2005.197.
[Article in Italian]


Arthritis and tenosynovitis are frequently reported as complications of inflammatory bowel diseases. About 10% of patients with ulcerative colitis presents articular inflammation, usually in the phases of activity of intestinal disease. Tenosynovitis is also a frequent complication of ulcerative colitis. We describe here a case of tenosynovitis of both ankles occurring in a patient affected by ulcerative colitis not in active phase. Chest X-ray and TC showed hilar lymph node enlargement and transbronchial biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of sarcoidosis. In this disease tenosynovitis is very rare, unlike arthritis that is rather common. In conclusion we observed a case of ankle bilateral tenosynovitis as onset manifestation of sarcoidosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ankle*
  • Colitis, Ulcerative / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Sarcoidosis / complications*
  • Tenosynovitis / etiology*