Gastroenterologist to rheumatologists: Suspect IBD more often

ATLANTA — Rheumatologists need to suspect inflammatory bowel disease more often in patients who present with joint pain, particularly in the presence of other clues, such as changes in bowel habits, bloody stool and unexplained weight loss, according to a presenter at ACR/ARP 2019.“Please suspect IBD more often,” David T. Rubin, MD, professor of medicine, codirector of the Digestive Diseases Center, and chief of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at the University of Chicago, told attendees. “If the patient has a change in bowel habits, obviously, but youRead More

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