MICHAEL G. COHEN, M.B., B.S.; JOHN WEBB, M.D.
To the editor: Neurologic abnormalities have rarely been described in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, are diverse in nature, and have not been reported in patients with colitic arthritis. We present the report of a patient who had brachial neuritis possibly caused by colitic arthritis.
A 32-year-old woman was hospitalized with fluctuating, asymmetrical polyarthritis of 2 months' duration, persistent abdominal cramping, diarrhea, weight loss, and subsequent severe bilateral shoulder and arm pain. She had had two previous episodes of oligoarthritis and a 10-year history of recurrent episodes of abdominal pain with diarrhea, marked by up to ten bowel movements a
COHEN MG, WEBB J. Brachial Neuritis with Colitic Arthritis. Ann Intern Med. 1987;106:780–781. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-5-780_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(5):780-781.
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