Title: Systematic ileocolonoscopy and bowel biopsy study in spondylarthropathy
Authors: Grillet, B ×
de Clerck, L
Dequeker, Jan
Rutgeerts, Paul
Geboes, Karel #
Issue Date: Nov-1987
Series Title: British journal of rheumatology vol:26 issue:5 pages:338-40
Abstract: In order to evaluate the frequency of ileitis in a population of patients with spondylarthropathy, an ileocolonoscopy with biopsies was performed in 88 consecutive patients with back pain and/or asymmetric oligoarthritis. Ileitis was more frequent in both the oligoarthritis group (7/36), especially in the non-Reiter's subgroup without known distant infection (5/17), and in the spondylitis group (12/28), when compared to the control group (1/24). This was statistically significant only in the latter group (chi squared 10.317, df1, p less than 0.005). These results do not confirm the very high frequency of ileitis in oligoarthritis reported by others. The clinical significance of this ileitis needs further research.
ISSN: 0263-7103
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medicine - miscellaneous
Translational Research in GastroIntestinal Disorders
Translational Cell & Tissue Research
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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