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2020 Aug 14

Inflamm Bowel Dis

Prevalence, Predictors, and Disease Activity of Sacroiliitis Among Patients with Crohn’s Disease.


Levine I, Malik F, Castillo G, Jaros B, Alaia E, Ream J, Scher JU, Hudesman D, Axelrad J
Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2020 Aug 14.
PMID: 32793977.


Sacroiliitis is an inflammatory arthritis of the sacroiliac joints and is associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Yet, sacroiliitis often goes undiagnosed in IBD, and the clinical association between IBD disease activity and sacroiliitis is not well established. Patients with Crohn's disease (CD) often receive magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) to assess disease activity, affording clinicians the opportunity to evaluate for the presence of sacroiliitis. We aimed to identify the prevalence and disease characteristics associated with sacroiliitis in CD patients undergoing MRE.