Congenital tufting enteropathy and chronic arthritis: a clinical and radiological perspective

BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Aug 24:2016:bcr2016215252. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2016-215252.


Congenital tufting enteropathy is a rare condition which presents in early infancy. It is a condition which should be suspected in infants who present with diarrhoea soon after birth. A rare association with arthritis has been observed with a handful of cases documented in the literature. Our case differs as the arthritis described is erosive in nature, a feature which is not present in other cases.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis / complications*
  • Arthritis / diagnosis
  • Arthritis / therapy
  • Chronic Disease
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Diarrhea, Infantile / complications*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Malabsorption Syndromes / complications*
  • Radiography
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult

Supplementary concepts

  • Diarrhea 5, With Tufting Enteropathy, Congenital