ORLANDO — In this exclusive video from Advances in IBD 2018, Raymond Cross, MD, MS, director of the inflammatory bowel disease program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, discusses rheumatologic and autoimmune diseases in patients with IBD.
“Most commonly this includes non-inflammatory joint pain that’s typically associated with active disease,” Cross told Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease. “[It] often goes into remission or resolves with effective treatment of a flare.”
Cross detailed several rheumatologic and autoimmune complications that often occur in patients with IBD, including different kinds of arthritis, pseudo-rheumatism and even lupus-like reactions.
“It can be quite complicated to find what is causing a patient’s symptoms when they complain of joint pain,” Cross said.
Disclosures: Cross reports no relevant financial disclosures.