Joint symptoms after restorative proctocolectomy in ulcerative colitis and familial polyposis coli.
HJ Andreyev, MA Kamm, A Forbes, RJ Nicholls
J Clin Gastroenterol | Published : 1996
We have determined the incidence and nature of joint symptoms in patients who had a restorative proctocolectomy and ileal reservoir for ulcerative colitis (UC) and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP); we also have recorded the effect of drug treatment and surgery on these symptoms. One hundred seventy-three patients with UC and 25 patients with FAP who had undergone a restorative proctocolectomy answered a questionnaire about joint symptoms. These were present in 96 (55%) patients with UC and five (20%) with FAP. In the 69 patients with UC with joint symptoms before proctocolectomy, 31 (45%) reported improvement after colectomy. However, in 27 (28%) patients with UC and joint symptoms, and ..View full abstract