Although ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are idiopathic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) that by definition affect the gastrointestinal tract, they are associated with a wide variety of systemic complications. Such extraintestinal manifestations are classically defined as immune-mediated phenomena that affect the joints, eye, skin, or hepatobiliary tract, but they can be more broadly defined to include complications in other organ systems and complications that arise as a direct pathophysiologic consequence of extensive bowel inflammation or resection. This chapter reviews the most common extraintestinal manifestations, their relationship to activity of the underlying bowel disease, and their treatment.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2005|
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