DOI: 10.14309/ctg.0000000000000618 ISSN: 2155-384X

Beyond the Gut: The Epidemiology of Extraintestinal Manifestations in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Leo Boneschansker, Kristin E. Burke
  • Gastroenterology

Inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis) are chronic immune-mediated diseases of the gastrointestinal tract that are associated with many extraintestinal manifestations (EIMs). EIMs can affect nearly any organ system and are associated with impaired quality of life. This issue of The Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology includes a cross-sectional study of EIMs within the GETAID cohort, one of the largest to date reporting on the prevalence, risk factors, and predictors of remission for EIMs. We discuss how these results fit with existing literature and how clinicians may incorporate these insights into practice.

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