Macroscopic and histological changes of the ileum HLA-B27 related diseases: therapeutic consequences.

@article{Mielants1984MacroscopicAH,
  title={Macroscopic and histological changes of the ileum HLA-B27 related diseases: therapeutic consequences.},
  author={Herman Mielants and Eric M. Veys and Claude Cuvelier and M De Vos},
  journal={International journal of clinical pharmacology research},
  year={1984},
  volume={4 6},
  pages={409-14}
}
Ileocolonoscopy and microscopic examination of ileum biopsies have been performed on patients with reactive synovitis, ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and on a control group. Histological signs of gut inflammation were present in practically all patients with reactive synovitis, with the exception of the patients with sexually-acquired disease. In the AS group, inflammation of the ileum was observed in the HLA-B27 negative patients and in AS B27 positive patients with peripheral joint involvement… CONTINUE READING