Flashcards in ENTEROPATHIC ARTHRITIS Deck (12)
Define enteropathic arthritis.
Chronic, inflammatory arthritis associated with the occurrence of an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Which joints are most commonly affected by enteropathic arthritis?
Peripheral joints are more affected than axial.
What percentage of people with Crohns or ulcerative colitis develop arthritis?
Why might IBD cause enteropathic arthritis?
Possibly abnormal mucosal permeability exposes patient to antigens that trigger synovitis.
There might be cross reactivity between articular tissue self-antigens and bacterial antigens.
Are men or women more likely to develop the peripheral form of enteropathic arthritis?
Are men or women more likely to develop the axial form of enteropathic arthritis?
Are patients who develop the peripheral form of enteropathic arthritis more likely to have Crohns or ulcerative colitis?
Is peripheral enteropathic arthritis normally mono-, oligo- or poly-arthritis?
Which joints are mainly affected by peripheral enteropathic arthritis?
Lower limb joints
With peripheral enteropathic arthritis, do flare ups in the gut correspond to flare ups of the joint pain?
What are some of the extra-articular symptoms associated with enteropathic arthritis?