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2020 Oct 23


Ultrasonographic Assessment of Knee Cartilage Thickness in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis: Decreased Femoral Cartilage Thickness May Be an Indicator of Extraintestinal Manifestation in Patients with Mild Activity Ulcerative Colitis.


Ulcerative colitis is a systemic inflammatory disease which primarily involves the gut but presented by numerous extraintestinal manifestations. The effect of ulcerative colitis on knee cartilage has not been evaluated up to the present. In the current study, we aimed to investigate the possible relationship between the presence of ulcerative colitis and femoral cartilage thickness.