Collagenous colitis, enteropathic arthritis, and autoimmune diseases: Results of a patient survey

R. Roubenoff, J. Ratain, F. Giardiello, M. Hochberg, W. Bias, A. Lazenby, J. Yardley

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Abstract

We surveyed all patients with collagenous colitis seen at Johns Hopkins over a 4-year period, using a standardized, previously validated telephone questionnaire. Of 29 patients, 2 (7%), including the index case, had monoarticular reactive arthritis. Five additional patients (17%) had a coexisting autoimmune illness. Collagen colitis should be added to the list of causes of enteropathic arthritis. In addition, collagenous colitis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of diarrhea occurring in patients with known autoimmune diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1229-1232
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume16
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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