Myositis Associated with Crohn's Colitis

Al-Kawas, Firas H.
July 1986
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jul1986, Vol. 81 Issue 7, p583
Academic Journal
A patient with myositis associated with Crohn's colitis is reported. Myositis preceded the clinical manifestations of colitis. Both symptoms responded promptly and rapidly to sulfasalazine. Serum creatine phosphokinase was markedly elevated and returned to normal after treatment. Muscle biopsy and electromyography were nondiagnostic. Myositis may be more common than reported in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Careful attention to muscle pain and serum level of creatine phosphokinase in patients with inflammatory bowel disease is suggested.


Related Articles

  • Announcements.  // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Dec1988, Vol. 83 Issue 12, p1445 

    Presents updates on events related to gastroenterology until October 1989. Objective of the course on office endoscopy; Postgraduate course on advanced therapeutic endoscopy; Symposium on inflammatory bowel diseases; Details on the VIth World Congress of Bronchoesophagology.

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the South Asian Pediatric Population of British Columbia. Pinsk, Vared; Lemberg, Daniel A.; Grewal, Karan; Barker, Collin C.; Schreiber, Richard A.; Jacobson, Kevan // American Journal of Gastroenterology;May2007, Vol. 102 Issue 5, p1077 

    BACKGROUND: Geographical differences, population migration, and changing demographics suggest an environmental role in prevalence, modulation, and phenotypic expression of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). AIM: To determine the incidence of IBD and disease subtype in the pediatric South Asian...

  • Are pANCA, ASCA, or Cytokine Gene Polymorphisms Associated with Pouchitis? Long-term Follow-up in 102 Ulcerative Colitis Patients. Aisenberg, James; Legnani, Peter E.; Nilubol, Naris; Cobrin, Gena M.; Ellozy, Sharif H.; Hegazi, Refaat A.F.; Yager, Jessica; Bodian, Carol; Gorfine, Stephen R.; Bauer, Joel J.; Plevy, Scott E.; Sachar, David B. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Mar2004, Vol. 99 Issue 3, p432 

    OBJECTIVE: Pouchitis is the most frequent complication after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis. This study aims to analyze the frequency and characteristics of pouchitis in long-term follow-up in a large population, and to determine whether a significant association exists...

  • A Population-based Ecologic Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Searching for Etiologic Clues. Chris Green; Lawrence Elliott; Carole Beaudoin; Charles N. Bernstein // American Journal of Epidemiology;Oct2006, Vol. 164 Issue 7, p615 

    The authors' objective in this study was to determine geographic variations in the incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), specifically Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, in the Canadian province of Manitoba and its association with the sociodemographic, geographic, and...

  • The dextran sulphate sodium (DSS) model of colitis: an overview. Solomon, Livingstone; Mansor, Sorsiah; Mallon, Peter; Donnelly, Eilish; Hoper, Margaret; Loughrey, Morris; Kirk, Stephen; Gardiner, Keith // Comparative Clinical Pathology;Jun2010, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p235 

    The dextran sulphate sodium model of colitis has demonstrated several correlations with human inflammatory bowel disease and is deemed suitable for investigating pathogenesis, therapeutic options and the dysplasia–adenocarcinoma sequence of inflammatory bowel disease. It is widely...

  • Psychosocial Issues in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Intestinal Failure. Franklin, John E. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jun2007 Supplement, Vol. 102, pS56 

    The article focuses on a study concerning the effects of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and intestinal failure. Such diseases result to physical illness due to psychiatric symptoms. However, such study is limited and poorly-designed, though potential treatments are believed to be existing....

  • True or False? The Hygiene Hypothesis for Crohn's Disease. Lashner, Bret A.; Loftus, Edward V. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;May2006, Vol. 101 Issue 5, p1003 

    The “hygiene hypothesis” for Crohn's disease postulates that multiple childhood exposures to enteric pathogens protect an individual from developing Crohn's disease later in life, while individuals raised in a more sanitary environment are more likely to develop Crohn's disease. In...

  • Investigating the Hygiene Hypothesis as a Risk Factor in Pediatric Onset Crohn's Disease: A Case-Control Study. Amre, Devendra K.; Lambrette, Philippe; Law, Liliane; Krupoves, Alfreda; Chotard, Virginie; Costea, Florin; Grimard, Guy; Israel, David; Mack, David; Seidman, Ernest G. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;May2006, Vol. 101 Issue 5, p1005 

    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Evidence for the hygiene hypothesis in the etiology of Crohn's disease (CD) is unclear. We investigated the relationship between infection-related exposures and risk for CD in children. METHODS: A hospital-based case-control was carried out. Newly-diagnosed cases of CD...

  • CITATIONS AND CLINICIANS' NOTES: INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE.  // Current Medical Literature: Gastroenterology;2005, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p37 

    Comments on previously published studies on inflammatory bowel disease and related topics. Interventions for treating collagenous colitis; Inflammatory bowel disease in pediatric and adolescent patients; Randomized placebo-controlled trial assessing the effect of bifidobacteria-fermented milk on...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics