Musculoskeletal Manifestations as Presenting Symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children and Adolescents

Rachel Levy, Gil Amarilyo, Rotem Tal, Jacob Amir, Amit Assa, Firas Rinawi, Liora Harel

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A comparison of 23 children with inflammatory bowel disease presenting with musculoskeletal symptoms and 46 children with arthritis of other causes yielded significantly higher rates in the inflammatory bowel disease group of sacroiliitis, arthralgia, additive and recurrent arthritis, microcytic anemia, elevated inflammatory markers, and hypoalbuminemia. Clinical awareness of these findings could expedite diagnosis and treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-235
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Crohn
  • arthritis
  • sacroiliitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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