Screen IBD patients for SpA

Gastroenterologists should screen for spondyloarthropathy in all patients with inflammatory bowel disease and liaise with their rheumatology colleagues in developing the optimal treatment strategy, Canberra clinicians say. Rheumatologist Dr Kathie Tymms and gastroenterologist Dr Kavitha Subramaniam from Canberra Hospital found that 29% of 140 patients treated with TNF inhibitors for Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis ...

Already a member?

Login to keep reading.

© 2021 the limbic