Low back pain, sacroiliitis, and the relationship with HLA-B27 in Crohn's disease.

@article{Steer2003LowBP,
  title={Low back pain, sacroiliitis, and the relationship with HLA-B27 in Crohn's disease.},
  author={Sophia E Steer and Hugh T Jones and J. R. Hibbert and Elli Kondeatis and Robert Vaughan and Jeremy A Sanderson and Terence Gibson},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2003},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={518-22}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of sacroiliitis in patients who have back pain in Crohn's disease (CD) using computed tomography (CT); and to reassess the association of sacroiliitis in CD with HLA-B27. METHODS A total of 134 consecutive patients with CD completed a questionnaire about musculoskeletal symptoms. Those reporting low back pain were assessed, including plain radiographs and CT of the sacroiliac joints. HLA-B27 status was determined in patients with and without back pain… CONTINUE READING
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